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“We Ready. We Coming.”

Jed Oppenheim - May 27, 2014

This summer’s Youth Congress is nothing new. What is new is how we will attempt to bring so many groups and individuals together and use the power of our voices and our feet to force the boiling pot to rumble with a collaborative spirit.

Is Silence Golden? Giving Students a Choice in Matters of Faith

Marisa Fasciano - May 23, 2014

Do moments of silence and the Pledge of Allegiance infringe on students’ rights? Tanenbaum and Teaching Tolerance revisit this and other important questions through a set of blog posts based on our ongoing webinar series Religious Diversity in the Classroom.

A Conversation With Diane Ravitch

Maureen Costello - May 22, 2014

TT and Diane Ravitch see eye-to-eye on many issues, but our latest report wasn’t one of them.

Community, Home and Schools—Relationships We Can’t Ignore

Going into children’s communities is the best way for teachers to learn about the cultural wealth existing in homes and to understand the importance of including families in the education of their children.

Laughing in the Classroom—Safely

Chad Donohue - May 20, 2014

In more than 20 years of teaching students ranging from as young as 12 to as old as 70, I have found one thing to be verifiably true: Humor positively impacts the learning environment.

Multiculturalism in the Preschool Classroom

Dr. Sharon Chappell - May 19, 2014

What does a commitment to pluralism look like when working with children under five?

Ready for Summer? Take Us With You!

Teaching Tolerance Staff - May 16, 2014

The Teaching Tolerance Summer iPad edition is available for download today!

60 Years after Brown, the Battle for Equal Education Continues

John Adams - May 16, 2014

The Brown decision represents a symbol of the country we still seek to become.

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