The Atlantic: “We spoke to [Rikers Island Principal Tim] Lisante about his work in District 79, how he plans to help New York City’s court-involved youth, and whether New York state’s graduation requirements are too tough.”
The Christian Science Monitor: “The political tensions have created a fundamental dilemma for teachers: how to make class work relevant while acceding to school efforts to prevent or minimize political blow-ups between students, parents, and administrators with opposing views.”
Education Week: “Instead of using children to promote discord, what if we used their beginner’s minds as a reminder that there is a better course? Uncorrupted by the prejudices that destroy curiosity and breed fear, children love hearing new ideas.”
The Hechinger Report: “Nationally, 52 percent of low-income high school graduates immediately enrolled in college in 2014, compared to 81 percent of high-income students.”
The Hollywood Reporter: “[Get Out] embodies and expresses the African-American experience with infrastructural racism in a way that blacks hope whites will better understand after seeing it.”
National Association of Elementary School Principals: "For years, Tillicum Elementary’s achievement scores were reported as being the lowest in the school district and state. ... Fast forward to 2016, Tillicum Elementary was honored with numerous awards, including the State Achievement Award, National Title I Distinguished School, and Elementary Principal of the Year."
National Public Radio: “[Richard Kahlenberg’s] idea: Create public schools that are more integrated. He helped innovate the use of social and economic indicators to do that—instead of race and ethnicity.”
The New York Times: “When we don’t talk honestly with white children about racism, they become more likely to disbelieve or discount their peers when they report experiencing racism.”
The New York Times: “These 25 short New York Times documentaries ... range in time from 1 to 7 minutes and tackle issues of race, bias and identity.”
ThinkProgress: “‘I just want to be an advocate for boys or girls, anybody who is trying out for a sport and has a religion and they feel like their faith can interfere with the way they play sports. ... It shouldn’t be that way.’”
The Washington Post: “The Trump administration is seeking to cut $9.2 billion—or 13.5 percent—from the Education Department’s budget.”
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