Panel Discussion Features Leaders in Education



Panel Celebrates 20th Anniversary of Education Department

WHAT: The Columbia College Chicago Education Department celebrates its 20th anniversary on June 15 with a panel of leading education experts, titled, “Is There a Role for Progressive Education Today?”

Bill Ayers, former distinguished professor of education and senior university scholar at the University of Illinois at Chicago; Heidi Aranda, principal of Ochoa School in Tucson, Arizona; and Lucinda Lee Katz, head of Marin Country Day School and former chief education officer for Chicago Public Schools, will discuss the role of progressive education within the context of today’s children, teachers, communities and political climate.

WHERE: Columbia College Chicago Film Row Cinema

1104 S. Wabash, 8th floor

WHEN: June 15, 1-4 p.m.

INFO: 312.369.3247 or

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COST: Free. Please RSVP at:

Columbia College Chicago is an urban institution that offers innovative degree programs in the visual, performing, media and communication arts to nearly 12,000 students in over 120 undergraduate and graduate programs. An arts and media college committed to a rigorous liberal arts curriculum, Columbia is dedicated to opportunity and excellence in higher education. For further information, visit