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National Trends in Education

I needed a new outfit to attend the Centenary gala last week in Ottawa and didn’t know what to buy to wear.  Looking for something trendy, I texted my colleague, Sarah Milligan, who advised, “Buy a white jacket to go with your black dress.”  Perfect. 513 more words

Escaping Education's Cave of Apathy with Genius Hour

“I’ve just given up. The pressure is too much. I need to feel numb in order to block the pain.” The haunting silence was suffocating as the air escaped the classroom. 615 more words


Senators Examine Testing, Curriculum Overhaul

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) – The state Senate Education Committee will assess implementation of a new law overhauling high school curriculum and cutting the number of… 117 more words


Sail Away!

This is the beginning of the spring testing season for  private schools.  Some children tend to become nervous or stressed at testing situations.  A good idea is to remind youngsters that they’re already quite accomplished.  10 more words

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Queering Our Schools: Spring issue of Rethinking Schools

by Jody Sokolower, managing editor
and lead editor for Rethinking Sexism, Gender, and Sexuality

The cover theme of our spring issue of Rethinking Schools  is “Queering Our Schools,” and the thought-provoking and inspiring articles will be included in our new book  275 more words

Current Events

@NPR @WHYY does #optout story. Cuts United Opt Out's voice of truth, ME!

On Monday morning when I got to my desk I noticed that the voice mail light was blinking on my phone.  I picked up the receiver and went through the steps to retrieve my messages.   860 more words

TIM SLEKAR: Someone Has To Say It!

Public education resources

I am passionate about supporting public education.  I believe it is vital for strong communities and strong nations, and research backs me up.  I am interested in making sure that all children in the US have access to a top notch, well funded, education, provided by dedicated and well educated staff. 499 more words