Equity

No Computer Computer Science

Integrating computer science into schools doesn’t necessitate digital devices or computers. Well, eventually, yes. But not to start. See what…

Listen to Dewey’s Democracy and Education–for Free

It’s an iconic work in the philosophy of education, but have you read it?  No? That’s OK, now you can…

Why to Stop What You Are Doing And Watch this Education Film (in French, but still…it has subtitles)

If you have never seen this gorgeous documentary about an elementary school teacher in a little school in rural France,…

The Boy Who Lived in a Library

StoryCorp’s video memoir of Ronald Clark, who grew up living in the Washington Height’s public library, will make you yearn…

If You’ve Never Seen UNESCO’s Education Plan, You Really Should

UNESCO’s goal for education by 2030 might be summed up as, “Towards inclusive and equitable quality education and lifelong learning…

Helping School Leaders “See” Ways Forward

As an academic, it’s all too easy to rely on words alone when trying to support schools: feedback, reports, emails,…

The Simplest Explanation for How to Integrate Reading and Writing You are Likely Going to Hear Today

Take 6 minutes and watch how I explain to teachers a planning strategy for integrating reading and writing. It’s not…

When “Slavery” Meets the Standard

This was the homework question: “Give 3 ‘good’ reasons for slavery and 3 bad reasons. Make notes and then put…

You Can’t Follow the Money if You Can’t See the Books

Raise your hand if you have no idea 1) how much your local schools are funded by the state, 2)…

How to Gerrrymander School Districts: A Primer

School districts are not natural phenomena; they are political constructs. We don’t often use the term “gerrymandering” to refer to…

Wait, Writing and RACE?

I’ve seen several middle schools using the RACE method to scaffold students’ writing. It has nothing to do with the…

Nikole Hannah-Jones: Are Private Schools Immoral?

This powerful interview by The Atlantic is well worth a read for anyone concerned about issues of race and public…

Inequities of Internet Access in the US in a GIF

Pew Research shared a fantastic interactive data visualization showing how internet access in the US breaks down by demographics.  I…

Is Personalization the Key to Equitable and Just Education?

Jim Shelton heads what is poised to be one of the most influential organizations in education reform in the coming…

A history of CS Education…

What a worthwhile read in which a communications PhD candidate historicizes the current emphasis on computer science education. I don’t…

The New Yorker’s Piece on Success Academy

The New Yorker‘s recent story about the famed charter school network is getting a lot of attention. I am well…
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