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Extra Help or Racial Profiling? The Chalkboard
The NY Times story about programs aimed at helping black boys in the suburbs is fascinating, and is the kind of thing we should be talking about more often and openly.
Preschool Attendance: More Likely in Mex. Than in the US Learning The Languge
A new research brief about children in immigrant families contains some interesting observations that indicate education policy can make a difference in whether children of Mexican heritage go to preschool.
Ed Sector's "But" Fetish AFT Blog
The Deep Pockets Foundation has awarded Education Sector a $240,000 grant to analyze the use of conjunctions, prepositions and articles in teacher union communications.
An AERA Newbie TQATE
I just finished my first trip to AERA and, while shocked by the sheer number of people there, I was generally impressed with the research, presentations, and thoughtful comments. Consistently, people expressed a desire to make research a critical part of both ground-level action and the policy decision-making process.
Whither Ed Schools? Whither Ed Journalism? Early Stories
...What goes on inside classrooms is a complicated interaction between and among students, and with their teacher, while wrestling with important content. And all of those interactions are influenced by what happens outside of class and outside the school.
Principal Pornstar Meets Ms. Horndog The Teacher EdWonks
School principal Leroy Coleman and 8th grade teacher Janet Loften thought that it would be cute to "get their honey 'lovin' where they get their money."