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Untermyer Gardens: An Appreciation

By Herbert Holler Somehow, I really love gardens. I say “somehow” because I am the very last person that would ever opt to spend extended time outside in the hot sun on my hands and knees, in the dirt, with &...
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Education as a Form of Freedom

By Karen A. Johnson I recall my excitement when, several decades ago, I became a newly minted New York State-certified teacher. I viewed teaching as a noble profession—a profession in which I could make an impact on the ...
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Week #4 in the United Arab Emirates: Just another Day

By Devin Lightner Today (Jan. 20), I marked my one-month anniversary since leaving my home in Charlotte, North Carolina, for the UAE. Not much happened since my last blog or maybe it just seems that way because I adjuste...
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Some Possible Reasons for the Spike in School Violence

By Mark Naison All over the nation, school violence has been increasing, violence of student against student, student against teacher. School districts have been reluctant to talk about this, but it is a huge subject of ...