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Pop Music as Critical Text

- February 25, 2014

Is Beyoncé—or any pop culture icon—someone we should discuss with our students?

Town Hall Meetings Empower Youth

Liz Clift - February 24, 2014

Providing a forum for candid communication helps young people believe their voices are worth hearing.

Equity and iPhones

Jim Hiller - February 21, 2014

This teacher turned an everyday frustration into a teachable moment—for himself.

“Hacking” as Critical Literacy

Annie Huynh - February 20, 2014

"Hack jams" encourage students to question reality, challenge texts and authors, and practice becoming agents of change in the world.

Michael Sam, Masculinity and Teaching Tolerance

Jill Silos-Rooney - February 18, 2014

The NFL prospect has the potential to redefine for millions of people what it means to be a gay man in the U.S.

Florida “Success” Benchmarks Send Damaging Message

Adrienne van der Valk - February 14, 2014

Want the world for all students? Expect the world of all students.

Looking Beyond Labels

Jason Drwal - February 13, 2014

Relying too heavily on labels blinds us to exceptions, individuality and uniqueness.

Learning to Follow

Allison Ricket - February 11, 2014

Rethinking school emphasis on leadership can benefit kids who thrive behind the scenes.

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