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May 01, 2007

School Life

Making a difference amid a school's culture of cruelty CSM Anger is the unofficial mascot at my school...The acts of grace I've glimpsed, however, give me hope that the struggle against cruelty is well worth waging. Diversity sours at Lakeside Joanne Jacobs A push for diversity has backfired at a p...

April 25, 2007

Don't Forget Virginia Tech

Aid Providers, Some Invited and Some Not, Arrive En Masse Wash Post As thousands of students returned to class Monday at Virginia Tech, they were greeted by legions of people who came to help. Schools Revisit Gun Policies After Va. Tech Rampage NPR Last week's deadly shooting rampage at Virginia Te...

April 24, 2007

Life At The High End

Power Trips for Tots WSJ (free) Adventure vacations around the globe are becoming a status symbol for parents seeking an edge for their kids. Some families are heading to sub-Saharan Africa or Asia, while others are packing itineraries with extreme experiences, sending their children to the jungle o...

April 23, 2007

Virginia Tech: The First Day Back

Virginia Tech copes with returning to class CSM Virginia Tech history professor Woody Farrar is usually able to lecture for hours, but this time he worried about what he would say – if he could even get the words out – when his students returned to his class Monday, a week after the worst shooti...

April 20, 2007

Power Couples In Education, The Update

People really seem to loving the power couples thing, and here are some more that have come in over the transom: Chris Edley (Former Clinton Civil Rights, now at UC Berkeley) and Maria Echaveste (Former Clinton Labor, now at UC Berkeley). Howard Fuller (Marquette University) and Deborah McGriff (...

April 20, 2007

Virginia Tech Update & Implications

Some California Schools Close After Threat NYT The police in Northern California were searching on Thursday for a man who they said was planning an attack that would “make Virginia Tech look mild.” After Columbine, School Shootings Proliferate US News The number, frequency, and death toll for s...

April 19, 2007

Power Couple Pics

I'm still working on getting more paparazzi pics, but the power couple pics I've come up with so far include former USDEr Nina Rees and journalist husband Matt (there are a couple -- she's married to one of these guys): Also, TFA founder Wendy Kopp (with bonus school pic) and KIPP CEO Richard Bar...

April 19, 2007

School Shooting Roundup

Spate of threats plagues schools MSNBC A series of bomb threats and other security alerts rattled U.S. schools and universities Wednesday. Experts ponder patterns in school shootings USA Today To most of us, tomorrow is just another Friday. But to educators, it's one of the bigger nail-biters on th...

April 18, 2007

Virginia Tech Update: Sorrow, And Questions

Victims remembered with 'hearts full of sorrow' CNN.com Families and friends of the 32 victims of Monday's shootings on the Virginia Tech campus joined thousands of students clad in maroon and orange in chanting "Let's go Hokies!" to end an emotional convocation on campus. Threats Rattle Schools A...

April 18, 2007

Power Couples In Education -- Are There Any?

Power couples crop up not just in the world of pop culture but also in politics, as this Washington Monthly story reminds us: journalists married to campaign staff, judges married to lobbyists, etc. But are there any power couples in education? Not that I know of. I met Heather Podesta at an e...

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