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“Is This a Brown School?” – On Teaching My Kids About Diversity

Last night I took my kids to a fall festival at one of the schools I work with. I actually taught at this school for five years, so it’s always like coming home when I go over there. This school is about 65% English Learners and probably 90% kids from a language background other than …

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Common Core Standards: Catching Up On Informational Text

I am writing this┬ápost in response to an article titled “New education standards elbow out literature” by Alex Halperin at the online news magazine Salon. The standards that Halperin refers to are the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), which all but four states have adopted as their K-12 curriculum standards. Halperin suggests that the CCSS …

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