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October 16, 2013

Asking the Right Questions Versus Knowing the Right Answers

Sherry L. Deckman discusses the art of crafting a critically insightful question when negotiating issues of diversity, be they racial, cultural, linguistic, economic, or beyond.

October 15, 2013

Listening to Student Voices to Inform Educational Reform Efforts

Amanda Datnow notes that in order to help low-income students succeed and graduate from college at higher rates, we need to focus both on student and institutional assets and to listen to the students' voices about what supports they need to graduate from college.

October 14, 2013

Colorado's Swing County Could Decide Fate of Amendment 66's K-12 Tax Hike

Voters in Colorado's Jefferson County, just outside of Denver, could be the X-factor in the fate of a tax increase designed to help public schools.

October 14, 2013

Schools Know More Than They Use

Mel Ainscow explains that efforts to foster greater equity within education systems must start with the sharing of expertise, within and between schools.

October 13, 2013

Equity and Educational Justice

Helen Janc Malone introduces the theme for this week - equity and educational justice.

October 12, 2013

Needy Students, Higher Taxes, and State Power Highlight Colorado Election

A proposed tax increase to reboot Colorado's K-12 funding system that requires voter approval is sparking political passions across the state.

October 10, 2013

Social Darwinism Resurrected for the New Gilded Age

The fittest will survive and perhaps have a chance at that ever-shrinking middle class. The rest will flounder, but we have the "ethos of the meritocracy" to rescue us from any pangs of moral conscience.

October 03, 2013

Is Education Reform a Faith-Based Belief System?

It is interesting that Mr. Petrilli uses the word "faith" to describe his belief that schools will somehow rescue the poor from impoverishment.

October 02, 2013

Calif. Districts Improve Services for Poor Students, Report Finds

Nearly a decade after the state settled a class action lawsuit brought on behalf of poor children, conditions in some of California's most disadvantaged schools have significantly improved.

September 19, 2013

Can Diversity and Homogeneity Coexist?

Are we leading diversity or are our codes a veiled attempts at homogeneity?

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