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Head of School, Cabell King speaks at 2021 NAIS Online Annual Conference

By GCE Lab School / February 24, 2021

The boundaries between civic and social worlds and the classroom are progressively muddy. Tense emotions, complex ideas, and hyper-relevance can be critical challenges for schools and teachers alike—but the classroom…

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From the Pulpit to the People: Standing Up for Your Community—with Father Bill Corcoran

By GCE Lab School / February 17, 2021

Father Bill Corcoran stepped up to the virtual Soapbox to speak out on speaking up. He shared with us reactions to his decision to speak out against former President Trump…

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How Art is Getting Us Through the Pandemic—with Cortney Lederer

By GCE Lab School / February 11, 2021

Can you imagine enduring the pandemic without music, without film, without art? This week, curator and educator Cortney Lederer challenged us to think about how art is essential and how…

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Exciting things to come for GCE Lab School and Dreams For Kids

By GCE Lab School / February 5, 2021

GCE is incredibly honored and thrilled to help Dreams For Kids keep the dream alive. For 31 years, Dreams For Kids has touched the lives of over 75,000 kids and…

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The Gift of Snow

By GCE Lab School / January 27, 2021
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On Monday evening, Chicago received its first major winter storm of the season. The first significant snow is an occasion to observe the calm of slowed traffic and muffled sounds. So…

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Implicit Bias—with Tiffany Harper

By GCE Lab School / January 26, 2021

A corporate lawyer by day and nonprofit founder by night, Tiffany brought great energy to the virtual Soapbox. As the granddaughter of a cotton picker who graduated from an Ivy…

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Social Impact Entertainment—with Michael Dolan

By GCE Lab School / January 19, 2021

On Tuesday, January 16, we welcomed award-winning producer and creative development director Michael Dolan to the virtual Soapbox. Michael joined us to talk about “Social Impact Entertainment” and how young…

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Women & Work—with Suzanne Muchin

By GCE Lab School / January 14, 2021

Suzanne brought with her a meaty list of accomplishments and experiences to the Soapbox. Speaking out on workplace equality, her pointy point of view posited that: The Future of Work…

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The Patriotism We Need—with Benjamin Railton

By GCE Lab School / January 8, 2021

Just a day after the assault on our capitol, we welcomed to our first Soapbox of 2021 professor and author Benjamin Railton. Benjamin has written extensively about the identity of America, Americans,…

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For the Promise of Our Nation

By GCE Lab School / January 8, 2021

We are saddened by the events of January 6th, 2021. We condemn both the sedition that led to the incursion on Capitol Hill and the assault itself. The imbalance of…

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GCE’s P.I.E. Program Connects Students to Professional Opportunities

By GCE Lab School / December 21, 2020

GCE’s Professional Immersion Experience (PIE) program allows students to experience a work environment aligned with their interests over a three-week intensive placement period. The program gives students an opportunity for…

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How can music make a positive impact on my neighborhood?

By GCE Lab School / December 21, 2020

Students in the Music That Matters course investigated music as a language and how it’s attachment to people, history, and politics can teach, inspire, and ignite us. Throughout the course,…

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What does peace look like in your community?

By GCE Lab School / December 19, 2020

In Global Peace, students investigate Gandhi’s four principles of nonviolent movement building and their place in our society today. Through conflict mapping, historical analysis, film critiquing, and evaluating nonviolent protest…

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How can puppets change the way we communicate?

By GCE Lab School / December 18, 2020

The stories that shape our lives and understanding of the world manifest themselves in a variety of forms. For the Civic Term of the 2020-21 school year, the A Show…

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Fall Term Final Presentations

By GCE Lab School / December 7, 2020

The conclusion of the Fall Term serves as a reminder of why teaching academics through relevant, real-world experiences is an important step forward into an uncertain future. With the freshness…

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Political Reporting in the Age of Technology and Social Media—with Ryan Teague Beckwith

By GCE Lab School / October 30, 2020

Seasoned journalist Ryan Teague Beckwith stepped up to the Soapbox just a week before the presidential election. With experience writing for Time, Bloomberg News, and the Washington Examiner, he shared…

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Taking Risk and Investing in Yourself—with Vinnie Lauria

By GCE Lab School / October 23, 2020

Stepping up to the virtual Soapbox all the way from Australia, serial entrepreneur and venture capitalist, Vinnie Lauria, reminded students “you can do whatever you put your mind to,” and…

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Sex and Gender — with Jackie Kaplan-Perkins

By GCE Lab School / July 10, 2020

Jackie Kaplan-Perkins joined GCE student Mena and GCE alumnus Maeve on the virtual Soapbox to share their experiences, ambitions, and views on sex and gender across generations. I keep thinking…

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Get Your 2019-2020 Yearbook!

By GCE Lab School / May 24, 2020

The 2019-2020 GCE Yearbook is off to the press and we can’t wait to share it with our community. We made a lot of memories this year and the yearbook…

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Assessment and Grading Policy

By GCE Lab School / April 10, 2020

Please refer to this document for polices regarding grading and assessment during Connected Learning at GCE Lab School. Open Asessment Policy

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ACT (recommended for all juniors)

April 17, 2021 @ 12:00 am CDT

Orthodox Good Friday

April 30, 2021 @ 12:00 am CDT

Orthodox Easter

May 2, 2021 @ 12:00 am CDT

Deadline to register for 6/5 SAT

May 6, 2021 @ 12:00 am CDT

Deadline to register for 6/12 ACT

May 7, 2021 @ 12:00 am CDT

SAT

May 8, 2021 @ 12:00 am CDT

NO SCHOOL

May 10, 2021 @ 12:00 am CDT

Eid al-Fitr begins at sundown

May 12, 2021 @ 12:00 am CDT

Memorial Day

May 31, 2021 @ 12:00 am CDT

ACT

June 12, 2021 @ 12:00 am CDT