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The Old Jim Crow

By Randy R. Miller, Sr. What does racial integration mean to the Black & Latino inner-city student? If you ask African Americans to name a landmark Supreme Court decision from the last hundred years, most will probab...
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More than One Way to Get an Education

  By Christina Stopka-Rinnert A new phase of life began for our family this past Monday. My oldest headed off to college (a semester ahead of his classmates!) and my youngest started an online, at-home high school. ...
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The Art of Disciplining Children Who Are Not Yours

By Randy R. Miller, Sr. How do you discipline children who are not yours? As a vice principal in an urban school, I am the man in charge of “disciplining” students. However, I don’t consider myself to be the prototypical...
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Four Tough Questions about Charter Schools

By Mark Naison The powers that be in the Democratic Party, including President Obama, have made charter schools their main vehicle for educational renewal in low-income communities, and there are more than a few civil-ri...
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The Teacher Chronicles – Gift Giving

By Libby Rego It’s the holiday season! To most parents and family members of school-aged children, that means one thing – presents. As adults and as role models, let’s reflect on what the children in our lives trul...
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Superman is Us: Moving Forward

By Mark Naison On Thursday, November 14, at Judson Memorial Church in Greenwich Village, NYC, the new organization BK Nation brought together students, parents, teachers, principals and education researchers for a frank ...
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The Back-to-School Chronicles: Get Smart

By Libby Rego Today – without remorse – I violated a major school rule…one that ignores the need for evolution and for change. I asked my students to get out their smart phones for an assignment! At my school, like &hell...
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The Back-to-School Chronicles: Week 5

  By Libby Rego There are so many reasons that I love my job…the students and their interesting personalities…the curriculum that I get to teach to them…that special look on some of the students’ faces when they fin...