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Missing Colonists and Secret Colonies in North Carolina: America Unearthed S1E7

As always, feel free to skip to the In Summary section at the bottom, but as always, if you have a comment or question, which I do welcome, don’t be surprised if I tell you to read the whole post first. 2,966 more words

America Unearthed

SB 432 and the Dissolving of Louisiana's Recovery School District (RSD)

On May 11, 2016, SB 432 passed the Louisiana legislature and is headed to Governor John Bel Edwards’ desk for his signature.

SB 432 effectively dissolves Louisiana’s state-run Recovery School District (RSD) by mandating that by July 01, 2018, every school transferred to RSD because it was designated a “failing school” be returned to the jurisdiction of the school board from whence it came. 2,256 more words


Teach for America "Innovates Louisiana" by Leaving the Classroom

Teach for America (TFA) is a temp agency that staffs classrooms for usually two years per TFA recruit. Many of its alumni continue as *educators* by forming their own education-centered nonprofits or businesses, or by landing oft-elected-or-appointed administrative positions in education. 2,138 more words

John White

Reflections on the Edushyster-Cunningham "Conversation" at NPE

On Sunday, April 17, 2016, at the Third Annual Network for Public Education (NPE) Conference, my friend and colleague, Jennifer Berkshire (“Edushyster”), hosted a session with… 1,396 more words

High-stakes Testing

Bouie's Behavior Calls Into Question Push For Return of RSD Schools

A meeting of the House Education Committee went from contentious to downright hostile on Wednesday, when Rep. Joe Bouie (D-New Orleans) repeatedly railed against charter schools and the Recovery School District’s (RSD) takeover of schools in New Orleans. 1,141 more words

House Bills

The Space Between Words

did you hear that

did you hear a sound

it’s unlikely you did

since there was silence

right there

in between the words

falling among phrases… 50 more words


Colors of Life

soaked in sepia

mass of monochrome

listless grays

between black and white

these exanimate days

now to seek splashes

of the colors of life… 21 more words