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En la Clase: Rhythm and Resistance~Teaching Poetry for Social Justice

It’s a bit of a celebration here at Vamos a Leer as today marks our 500th post!! It’s been a great three and a half years.  931 more words

En La Clase

Are We Raising a Generation of Wimps?

By Lynda Dell

Often giving in to children is the easiest, most expedient way to avoid a full blown temper tantrum, to turn off the tears, or to make them happy, but it deprives young children of developing coping skills that allow them to bounce back from setbacks. 533 more words

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A letter in solidarity with Seattle teachers by Rethinking Schools

The following is a letter in solidarity drafted by Rethinking Schools editors and staff:

Dear Seattle Education Association,

Rethinking Schools editors and staff express our solidarity as you go on strike for better schools for your students along with their families and for just compensation and working conditions for your members. 199 more words

Seattle Education Association

We Always Say "Los Bori": Grove Hall Library Features Summer Spot Poets

Boston Public Library‘s Grove Hall branch is air-conditioned, but that wasn’t why I headed over there on a 90-degree late July afternoon. I went to visit the branch’s teen center in order to see the brand-new display of work from my… 127 more words


Magazine Call for Science Submissions

Rethinking School Magazine is looking for submissions on science. These submissions are focused on engaging students in science while promoting justice and equity. These submissions can be for any science curriculum ranging from grades PK-12. 76 more words


New Initiative Seeks to End JROTC Programs to 'Counter the Dangerous Nature of Conservatism and Militarism in Public Schools'

By Danette Clark

In an effort to remove anything and everything resembling patriotism and military-style discipline and teamwork from public schools, a new initiative has been launched that specifically targets JROTC, Starbase, Young Marines, and several other voluntary school programs. 874 more words


Building the School-to-Justice Pipeline: Discussion with teacher-activist Jesse Hagopian

Standardized testing began as part of a movement for White Supremacy, teacher Jesse Hagopian told the Education Town Hall on May 21:

If you know that their origins were in the eugenics movement, it makes absolutely no sense that we would use them today in a civil rights struggle.

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