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More Than a Gap in Words

Published in Print: April 22, 2015, as Research on Quality of Conversation Holds Deeper Clues Into Word Gap

Key to Vocabulary Gap Is Quality of Conversation, Not Dearth of Words… 164 more words

Oral Language

Schools, Character and Justice

Schools cannot teach character while we perpetuate injustice.

I’ve just read some fab posts on teaching character: Summer Turner’s nuanced piece challenging the view that character is superior to knowledge in ‘real life’ and  896 more words


HoLa, NJCSA Applaud DOE’s Decision to Approve Expansion to 8th Grade; Shakes Head at BOE Lawsuit

What happened?
On March 28, 2014 the NJ DOE approved Hoboken Dual Language Charter School, or HoLa’s, application for a five year renewal of its charter, which would include expansion to 8th grade (the school currently serves K-6). 429 more words

School Choice

In Quotes

“If Massachusetts is serious about closing the achievement gap and leveling the playing field by giving our least advantaged students the same chance to succeed in life as their better off counterparts, then it is time we commit to providing those students access to high-quality Pre-K. 109 more words


Seclusion and Restraint. How About a Little Prevention?

Wednesday Word.


Prevention as it pertains to the use of restraint and seclusion in schools.

To fully understand what this is all about, I invite you to leave behind all of your beliefs about what kids should do, should be and should look like in school. 1,186 more words

Preschool Access: A Matter of Equity

Across the country, elected officials are calling for more preschool programs. Mayors, governors, members of Congress, and the president are calling for higher quality and more access. 761 more words


What Planet Do You Live On? How elitism exacerbates the achievement gap and makes you look like a jerk.

I grew up in Flint, Michigan. Maybe you’ve heard of it­–that blue collar town known for being the birthplace of General Motors, the UAW, Michael Moore and Mark Ingram. 843 more words