Caring for Every Student

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At some point in this pandemic it occured to me that what we need is a total system for caring for our school-age children. The growing political divide between federal, state and local school jurisdictions has only accelerated under the … Continued

Pop-Up Schooling

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Microschooling, homeschooling, outsourcing and pop-up schools are the hot-topics among parents today during the increasing fear of the pandemic’s effects on schools. A column from the Washington Post dated 2015 (Valerie Strauss) confirms that nothing is really new under the … Continued

MicroSchooling

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In these pandemic days, with COVID 19 cases increasing to records such as 15,000 new cases in one day in Florida, going back to school is hard to figure out. What does it mean to have children running around together … Continued

Move Fast, Intervene Early

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In the reading wars of 30 years ago, phonics vs. whole language, educators were forced to consider taking sides. This happens a lot in America. Have you noticed? Although we have a country that is comfortable with 40 different kinds … Continued

Opportunity Hoarding

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What is Equity? It is important to realize the exact nature of what it means to be working on and reforming equity in K-12 schools in America. An example of equity and the policy implications of using it can be … Continued

Black Education Matters

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Black lives matter. Brown lives matter. All colors, all races, all religions and all ethnicities—their, our, all of our lives matter. In the United States, however, it is hard to make that argument when so many protestors feel that success … Continued

Serious Creativity

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There, climbing on the center island in my kitchen, is my 18-month old grandson. The lower rack on the island is full of wine bottles and he is stepping on those in order to get up. He has to step … Continued