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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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Success for Every Student with Effective School Libraries If someone asked whether your school has an “effective school library program,” what factors would determine your response?
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Ten Teacher Recommendations in Facilitating Conversations About Race in the Classroom Three years ago, during bedtime, my then three-year old twin daughters declared to me that they had “a secret.” After a bit of probing on my part, one shared that she and her sister were indeed “Black.”
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Randomized Controlled Trials and the Blob William Bennett, US education secretary in the 1980s, came up with the term “the Blob” to describe education’s bureaucracy.
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Zip Codes Still Matter My family’s slow ascent into the middle class began in 1957, when I was thirteen years old and we moved to East Flatbush, a middle-class neighborhood in Brooklyn.
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Can Education Fix Politics? It’s time for those of us in education to revisit an old question: what’s our purpose?
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