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Barbara Radner

  • Associate Professor; Director, Polk Bros Foundation Center for Urban Education
  • 312-362-5155
Barbara Radner is Associate Professor and  Director of the Polk Bros Foundation Center for Urban Education at SNL. She most recently served as Scholar in Residence at the Chicago History Museum. Her BA in English is from the University of Illinois. Her MST in Early Childhood Education and her PhD in Curriculum and Instruction are from the University of Chicago. Her areas of specialization and interest are urban education, literacy, museum education, arts education, social sciences and history. She directs the Polk Bros Foundation Center for Urban Education, which supports improvements in Chicago Public Schools.

Her publications include:
"Community School Newsletters,"Template and Monthly Newsletters, Federation for Community Schools,;
“Guides to Planning School-Community Parent Involvement: The Policy, Compact, and Action Plan,” Chicago Public Schools,;
“Literacy Activities for Families and Learning Centers,”;
"Preparation and Retention of Effective Teachers for Urban Schools,” Journal for Success in High Needs Schools, Associated Colleges of Illinois, (co-author), Volume 2, Issue 2: 09/08/2006.