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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...
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The Back-to-School Chronicles: Week 4

  By Libby Rego Learning my students’ names, their personalities, general likes, dislikes, and the manner in which they interact with each other enables me to adjust my lessons to make them more interesting and effe...
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Back to School Chronicles: Student Archetypes

In literature, there are archetypes; individuals who serve as examples of certain types of characters. These types repeat often enough in art and literature that people can intuitively guess what effect they will have on...
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The Charter School Myth – The Real Story

By Dr. Adriana Villavicencio Charter schools—technically public schools that aren’t required to comply with all of the regulations imposed on traditional public schools—continue to be portrayed as the salvation of failin...
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The Back-to-School Chronicles: Week Two

The Back to School Chronicles: Week Two By Libby Rego As a student, I loved the first day of school. The new school supplies, picking out the perfect outfit, the excitement of seeing which hot guy would be in my …...
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Spread Love, It’s the College Way.

By Zebulon Miletsky In an article that appeared in the Chronicle of Higher Education, titled “Colleges love hip-hop, but do they love Black men, too?” it was reported that hip-hop represents the latest attempt by c...