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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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Music, Diversity, and Mission in One Black Student Organization The term diversity is exceedingly common--some would even say conspicuous--in discussions of higher education, yet there is no consensus as to its import or even a precise definition.
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First, Do No Harm As the country searches for ways to keep students safe in schools, we must ensure that our efforts do not hinder academic success or, worse, push students out of school and into the juvenile justice system.
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Five Top Challenges for New Leaders of Instructional Rounds After several years as a network participant, and even more as a leader of rounds and mentor to new facilitators, I am committed to doing more to support rounds work. You might wonder whether you have the ability to lead instructional rounds, but I've helped many others who doubted their capabilities to do so successfully. If you have the desire, and my new book on facilitating rounds, you can do this.
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The Arts and UDL: What General Education Can Learn from the Margins In the national discussions about school and curriculum reform, arts education is continually marginalized, requiring its advocates to keep making the case for the contribution of the arts to academic, social, and personal learning outcomes.
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Deeper Learning and the Common Core The first things I noticed when I walked into classrooms at International High School at Prospect Heights in Brooklyn were the dictionaries. In every room, students sat in groups, and in the middle of the groups they placed their language dictionaries: Spanish-English, Uzbek-English, French-English, and more.
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Universal Design for Learning and Improving Education for Incarcerated Youth On any given day, more than 81,000 youth are confined to residential facilities in the juvenile justice system. These youth are disproportionately students of color (particularly African American males), students from low-income backgrounds, and students with disabilities.
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