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I went and saw the documentary, American Teacher, on Friday night. The movie profiles several teachers across the country in their quest to survive in their chosen career. Every teacher faces the challenges of long hours, minimal…Continue
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The season premiere of the talk show Ellen, featured a principal from Las Vegas, Nevada. Her elementary school has a high concentration of homeless students and students qualifying for free lunch. She took it upon herself to seek donations to give out clothing, school supplies, bedding, household supplies and pay electricity bills.
She talked about her first few days as a principal in this school. She says that she noticed students putting packets of ketchup in their pockets…Continue
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School is still in session for GED students and I've been busy supporting instructors.
On Monday I was walking from the train to a GED site in the Bronx. I ran into a former student standing in front of an apartment building. She told me she passed the last regents exam that was alluding her and was headed to college in…
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No common core adaptation.
No Race to the Top ambitions.
If you look at any ranking of the best schools in the country, schools from Texas are prevalent. However, the state also is home to some of the lowest-performing schools and districts in the country.
So how do…Continue
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Vermont is considered one of the smartest states in the country. I agree. But it’s not because of their college degrees, graduation rates and test scores but it’s because of their approach to…Continue
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Nature is beating us, leaving land barren.
On an island of Hawaii, a flower has blossomed from a lava-filled land.
meet the supernatural.
thank you to my teacher friends who continue to beat nature.
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In the United States, more black men ages 18 to 24 live in prison cells than college dorms according to US census data.
In my last year as principal a parent asked me to come to court. Her son, a student at our school, was in trouble. I had seen this young man come through orientation. He came to the school as a quiet student and…Continue
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I noticed this sign as my family was walking an alternate route back from our daughter's PreK. We had to go a different direction because President Barack Obama was part of a $30,000 a plate dinner at Red Rooster organized by the Democratic National Convention.
This sign was a culmination of a week of mail that included flyers from the following…
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For the past four years I was a principal in a NYC unionized school. Although my relationships with my union representative and the majority of the union members were positive, it was difficult.
For years I experienced and witnessed school reform in NYC. The new schools movement spearheaded by Michele Cahill was a good one. New York City was plagued with large…Continue
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I am a public school educator.
I am a Harlem mother.
I am a charter school parent.
I am a private school parent.
I am a result of the bounce of the lottery ball.
I am New York, NY.
January 2006 was the best time of my life. After a difficult pregnancy my daughter was brought into the world, healthy and beautiful. I was excited about being a mom.
I was also thinking about her future. Where would she go to…Continue
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It has been less than 200 years since it was…Continue
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