Entries by David Song

An exciting spring middle school coach stipend bonus opportunity (please reply by Thursday afternoon)

We recognize the impact of our most important resource, you, our coaches. We have some great news that we believe will help your debate teams grow and prosper. This spring, we are fortunate that our CPS Manager, Academic Competitions,  Sylvia Nelson Jordan has solidified some one-time funding from the Healthy Communities Grant that we wrote. We are […]

See Where You Stand for T6 Coach Incentives

For coaches who have City-eligible qualified students who have been to 2 tournaments and have not yet been to a third, please make sure they come to T6. Not only will finally get their T-shirt that everyone else will wear on Saturday 3/30, but there are $15,000 at stake in coach incentives around the schools […]

CDSI Dates Confirmed

Announcing Our 2019 Summer Camps! Middle School students entering 6th grade through 8th grade (Middle School CDSI) High School students entering 9th grade through 12th grade (High School CDSI) What: Chicago Debate Summer Institute When: July 22nd – August 2nd, M-F 9 am – 3:30 pm Where: Dunbar Vocational Career Academy Why: Fun, supportive environment with students […]

Year-End Awards Nominations Now Open (Due Wednesday, 3/6)

We’re excited to announce that nominations for the high school CDL Year-End Awards (awarded at the Chicago Debate Championship on March 30th) are now open! Because our awards will include engraved gavel plaques, the turnaround for these nominations is short – we need these by the end of the day on Wednesday, 3/6. These nominations include: Most […]

Illinois Middle School State Championship and Urban Debate Middle School Nationals (Optional, unofficial tournaments in April)

Our friends at the Illinois Middle School Debate League (made up of suburban and parochial schools) are hosting a first-ever Illinois Middle School Debate Championship at Bessie Rhodes School of Global Studies in Skokie on Saturday, 4/6. Note that this is totally optional and NOT an official CMSDL tournament, is not run by our staff, […]