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How Crew supports and empowers Polaris students.
This article is part of the New York Times’ Learning special report about how the pandemic has continued to change how we approach education.
“To Improve Students’ Mental Health, Schools Take a Team Approach,” New York Times (October 6, 2022) 

Polaris students’ learning and community involvement featured as an example of civic engagement
“In the Age of Trump, Civics Courses Make a Comeback,” New York Times (June 5, 2018)

Polaris 5th and 6th graders’ fieldwork to Birmingham, AL, focusing on the Civil Rights Movement
PBS NewsHour (May 17, 2018)


Polaris Students Protest Gun Violence in March for Peace  
NPR’s All Things Considered (June 20, 2017)






For West Side Students, Playing Outside is Protesting Against Gun Violence
WBEZ91.5Chicago (May 26, 2017)






Polaris Head of School Michelle Navarre Receives
2017 Silverberg Leadership Award (October 27, 2017)




Polaris Students Use Trump Inauguration Day Protests as Learning Experience and Interview Demonstrators
Chicago Patch (January 20, 2017)





Polaris student Ameerah Rollins speaks about the power of teenagers to change society
“Can Teenage Defiance Be Manipulated for Good?” New York Times (September 12, 2016)


Polaris Students Win Think it Up Innovation Award
Chicago Sun-Times (August 14, 2016)







“How Kids Learn Resilience,” by Paul Tough
The Atlantic (June 2016)




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