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Writing Romani Youth Lives Almost 30 percent of the Romani young people we interviewed in an earlier research project stated that they struggled with discrimination in the school environment...at what price does higher education come for Romani adolescents?
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How Crisis Narratives Undermine Educational Justice for Black Youth “Crisis” seems to be the state of things lately...And whether by media outlets, policy makers, or friends in conversation, the language of crisis is meant to do something—it calls us to action.
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Say What You Mean: Redefining the Movement for Public Education For years, education reformers have used a set of recurring words like accountability, choice, quality, failing, and equity to appeal to broad values while promoting policies that were much more controversial.
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First-Generation College Students and Communication Mismatches Communication meanings shift for students as they gradually become more acclimated to academic culture.
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Fix Schools, Not Teachers Increasing evidence suggests that understanding teaching and supporting its improvement requires a recognition that the context of teachers’ work, particularly its interpersonal dimension, matters a great deal.
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Can Critical Pedagogies Thrive Within the Prison Classroom? Can Critical Pedagogies Thrive Within the Prison Classroom?Can critical pedagogies thrive within the prison classroom? Sure, as those of us who teach and learn inside prisons are probably quick to attest. But an accompanying question is a bit more difficult to answer: what should critical pedagogies do inside the prison classroom, given the constraints of carceral control?
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With Washington Taking a Step Back on Transgender Students, Schools Need to Step Up With the G.G. v. Gloucester County School Board case sent back the US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, transgender youth—already one of the most vulnerable populations in our nation’s schools—were dealt another blow not only to their rights but also to their sense of themselves as people worthy of respect.
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Prioritizing Collaboration in a Time of Contention How leadership is applied is as important as the vision that is set forth. Improving complex organizations such as schools requires collaboration.
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Three Ways Teachers Are Connecting to Confront Racism While racism and white supremacy have always been present in America, the election of 2016 heightened awareness and tensions about these problems.
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Making the Elimination of Excellence Gaps an Educational Priority Increasing evidence suggests that strategies used to get students to grade level may hinder the process of getting students to advanced levels of performance.
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