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A Different Olympic Quest The Sochi Olympics brought us transcendent moments of speed, grace, and power--and the opportunity to wonder: how did they get so good?
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The Role of Resource Reform in Improvement and Innovation Part of why classrooms look the same as they did more than fifty years ago is the tendency to cling to traditional instructional delivery methods and arrangements.
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Remembering Mandela in a New Demographic Era The death of Nelson Mandela on December 5, 2013, reignited the personal relationship Stella M. Flores has had with South Africa for decades.
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Can We Foster School Integration in Our Changing Suburban Communities? America's suburbs are in the middle of a profound racial/ethnic and socioeconomic transformation.
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The Limits and Dangers of McIntosh’s Ideas About White Privilege Recently, a new member, Sam Tanner, joined our collective. Sam is a high school drama teacher and Ph.D. candidate at the University of Minnesota.
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Your Ideas, Your Thoughts, Your Goals, Your Dreams…Your Voice Even with my busy schedule and never-ending to-do list, I always take the time to browse my binder stuffed with hand-written letters, stories, and poems from the incarcerated young people I work with.
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Do Bullying Laws Work? Before 2005, only 15 states had laws about bullying. Since that year, the number of states with laws has more than tripled (according to BullyPolice.Org), yet the debate over the legitimacy and effectiveness of these laws persists.
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Systemic Turnaround: A Strategic Move Out of the Box Children enter schools with different levels of preparedness. Not just in high-poverty areas, but in all schools. Visit any school in the U.S., and teachers will tell you about the wide spread academic needs they address on a daily basis. Yet for well over fifty years, we have educated children using the same traditional structures, arrangements, and approaches.
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Talking About Race with South African Students During a seven-week stay as a visiting professor in South Africa, I was invited to Alexandria High School by its principal, Mr. Matthews.
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Fostering Good Learning Experiences, Starting with High School This would seem an opportune moment in our national history to bring new ideas to the institution of high school. As a parade of commission reports attest, there is growing recognition among stakeholders that high school is not working well for a sizable proportion of young people.
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