When the topic of the LGBTQ curriculum comes up in discussion, it brings about very strong feelings. The NY State Education Department's guidance on transgender students will certainly add fuel to the fire.
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July 22, 2015
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School leaders are beginning to brand their schools to share the positive messages about learning and open up the school walls to let parents in on the secret of school. But are we also responsible for branding students in a way that stifles them?
July 12, 2015
As much as we may try to be a part of one group, we don't totally feel comfortable, so we find that we are marginalized...sometimes even by our own doing. It happens to students all the time.
July 10, 2015
The Supreme Court made an important and historic decision in the courtroom, and schools should start to make the same historic decision so topics and issues of all minoritized students can be addressed in the classroom.
July 07, 2015
CNN's student programming ended for the Summer on June 5th. Does that mean there is nothing for children to learn all Summer?
June 30, 2015
If you spend time on social media you have probably noticed a lot of angry people. There at least 3 reasons why they seem so angry.
June 28, 2015
Makers spaces are a growing trend around innovative schools across the country, and they have benefits for ELL students that teachers may not even think about.
June 21, 2015
The Carnegie Task Force states, "While school systems are not responsible for meeting every need of their students, when the need directly affects learning, the school must meet the challenge." Is the competition for resources killing their chances?
June 16, 2015
Over the last few years teachers have said they don't feel like they have a voice. Is teacher voice a myth or long overdue?
May 24, 2015
It is estimated the if US students did as well as Canadian students on PISA it would amount to around 70 trillion dollars over the lifetime of students. How do we get there? Do we need a prevention or a cure?