Guide to Talking About High-Quality Education

In 2013, RYH parents embarked on an ambitious research project studying what education experts say is important for schools and school systems to be successful. In 2014, we summarized our findings in a handy parent guide, A Guide to Talking About High-Quality Education: What do all kids need for strong schools? When the guide was released, we hosted a Saturday morning event where Pasi Sahlberg, author of Finnish Lessons: What Can the World Learn from Educational Change in Finland, addressed parents, teachers and community members in Chicago.

Download our parent guide

Parents/Guardians want their children to become life-long learners, problem-solvers, self-confident individuals and active participants in our democracy. Learn how to ask the right questions about your school and how to talk about high quality education with our guide on "What do all kids need for strong schools."

RYH's Education Research Bibliography

This is the research bibliography that RYH members have compiled as part of our research project on a high-quality education.

Listen to Pasi Sahlberg address Chicago parents

From WBEZ's "UNFILTERED: Pasi Sahlberg talks to Chicago parents, students, teachers" Sound Cloud:

Pasi Sahlberg, the author of Finnish Lessons: What Can the World Learn from Educational Change in Finland, spoke to a room full of parents, teachers, students and community members on Saturday April 26th at the Chopin Theater in Wicker Park. The event was sponsored by Illinois Raise Your Hand. (Note: audio cuts out briefly at 1:03:00.)

Read tweets from the Pasi Sahlberg event via our Storify

Spirited live, virtual and ongoing discussion featuring global education leader Pasi Sahlberg. Hosted by Raise Your Hand. Generously funded in part by The Chicago Community Trust.

UPDATED: Check the hashtag #pasibilities for tweets from the event.