Digital Literacy

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Despite the emergence over the last twenty years of the computer and the access it gives us to the web, we are still not sure what it means to be digitally literate. To further complicate our thinking, the phone brought … Continued

Unsheltered, Unwelcome

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Last night on 60 Minutes, Seattle came into sharp focus on the rise in homelessness. We learned that homelessness is the general term, but to the agencies working on homelessness, the name for these homeless living in tent city number … Continued

Equity and Learning

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A recent episode of NOVA, “The Violence Paradox,” highlighted evidence of decreasing violence over the last seven centuries and yet, many communities in the United States, particularly some cities, are experiencing more violence. What caught my attention was that the … Continued

Mona Lisa

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When I look at the Mona Lisa painting by Leonardo DaVinci, I see a slight smile. Not much. And if I look away and then back I can see it more clearly….but if I just stare at it….I begin to … Continued

New Schools, New Designs

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There are always people looking for new designs for schools. The charter school movement has taken new designs and funded them through new funding structures that allow much of the money allocated to schools to pass directly to those schools. … Continued

Maryland’s Innovation

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Today’s blog is very important for arts in education people. If the arts are to be taken seriously, we must join the mainstream reform efforts in general, and understand the best ideas in specific, in order to partner well with … Continued