Equity

Libraries as Lifelines

Libraries are the other public education system.  In many ways, they have the potential to do things that public schools cannot: libraries have no tests, …

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Failing Systems, Complex Fix

Love this brief talk by Dr. Kara S. Finnigan at University of Rochester.  She talks about the pitfall of trying to address school failure without taking …

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Cafeteria Food & Race

Listen to this episode Malcolm Gladwell’s podcast series Revisionist History, where he looks at how two universities’ decisions to serve particular kinds of food in their …

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A Defense of Charter Schools

Charter schools received much criticism over the last several years–most recently by John Oliver in a viral segment–as the Obama Administration promoted their growth through …

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Speaking Academese

“I think you are probably confused about a lot of stuff. This is my second year of teaching.” He paused. “Are you thinking of graduate …

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Food for the Brain–Really

We don’t talk enough about nutrition in education.  I don’t mean nutrition curricula, which is also important.  I mean we don’t take seriously what we …

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