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Bridgeport Students Left to Fend for Themselves

The recent article in Ct.Post by Linda Conner Lambeck “Bridgeport Schools brace for potential cuts” raises all sorts of questions and concerns. How is it that Math and Literacy could even be considered to be on the block for any school district? 207 more words

Salon Series Recap - Second Harvest Heartland

Junior League of Minneapolis Community Partner Salon Series
SALON: an assembly of guests common during the 17th and 18th centuries, consisting of the leaders in society, art, politics, etc.

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Achievement Gap

Let's Talk About Saggy Pants

Telling male students of color to pull up their sagging pants is almost reflexive for some teachers. But what are the deeper implications of this practice? 894 more words

Adult Communication that Impacts Student Success in School

Up to this time, this blog has focused on language development and use by children.  The idea was to focus on the ways in which children do and can develop the language skills that help them to be successful learners.  219 more words


Minnesota Schools Earn C+ On National Quality Report Card

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Minnesota schools score just above average when compared to those of other states, according to a newly-released Quality Counts report card.

The report, … 224 more words


How Barack Obama failed black Americans, William A. Darity Jr.

How Barack Obama failed black Americans, William A. Darity Jr.

The “acting white” libel is symptomatic of a more general perspective—a perspective that argues that an important factor explaining racial economic disparities is self-defeating or dysfunctional behavior on the part of blacks themselves.

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Rich-Poor Achievement Gap is Lowering in U.S.

What about the educational achievement gap that has been quite wide between the rich and poor students in U.S.?
Good news!  The gap is lowering. 238 more words

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