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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

Community

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

Education

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

WHAT ARE THEY LEARNING?

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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National Issues

WWW: The First Female Hip Hop Artist from Oaxaca, Mare Advertencia Lirika

Continuing along with our theme of the merger between women’s rights and poetry in Latin America, we have an amazing video resource to share today.  Unlike past examples, however, today’s post will focus on a present day, female, indigenous hip hop artist from southern Mexico and an amazing video that comes with English subtitles so the entire class can appreciate the poetic lyricism of her call for human rights, women’s rights, indigenous rights, and a greater social consciousness.  442 more words

World Wide Web

Local Event with Rethinking Schools! Rethinking the Lines Between Us: Multicultural Education and Social Justice

We are so excited for next week’s evening session with Rethinking Schools! Join the LAII for a participatory evening event in which Rethinking Schools editors Wayne Au, Bill Bigelow, and Linda Christensen will demonstrate ways that they engage students in critical, multicultural education for social justice. 127 more words

Rethinking Schools

Black History Month

The kiddos have been testing all week for the whole day. Today, we finally got a short test, so we were able to do some learning! 221 more words