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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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Interrupting Islamophobia: An Urgent Task for Educators A student has her hijab ripped off while students call her a “terrorist” at her New York City high school (Moore, 2016).
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Work Ethic and the Skills Gap In the course of traveling through Wisconsin conducting interviews with business owners and HR directors for our new book, Beyond the Skills Gap, I was struck by how often I heard about problems with employees’ work ethic.
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Approaching Education as if Our Democracy Depended on It What if educators approached the curriculum as if the survival of our democracy depended on it?
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