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What We’re Reading This Week: April 5, 2019

A weekly sampling of articles, blogs and reports relevant to TT educators.

How to Build Community in an Era of Division 

The Atlantic 

“You see people from all over the world who are listening to each other, they respect each other. And then you have people who end up becoming good friends, or almost like family.” 

 

Segregated Classrooms in Mississippi Aren't a Thing of the Past. And Parents Play a Role. 

Clarion Ledger 

“[A]dministrators for several years have routinely carved out all-black classrooms while grouping the majority of white students together under a handful of teachers.” 

 

States Fall Short on School Data Transparency, Advocacy Group Says 

Education Week 

“An alarmingly high number of parents have never looked at [states’ school] report cards, and it’s not because they don’t want that information. ... It’s because they don’t know how to get it, and they’re not able to read it.” 

 

Fighting Teacher Stress 

The Hechinger Report 

“I love my students. I don’t want to leave teaching. But I just felt really empty. Emotionally, I was at the end of my rope.” 

 

She Survived a Slave Ship, the Civil War and the Depression. Her Name Was Redoshi. 

The New York Times 

"[A] researcher … has pieced together accounts from different sources and census records to carve out the remarkable life of a woman who survived the treacherous Middle Passage voyage at age 12, was sold as a child bride, and lived through the Civil War and the Great Depression. According to Dr. Durkin, Redoshi died in 1937.”