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Nothing Equal about This

“Separate but Equal” was the rallying cry of racism.

Original caption: Charlotte, NC: A crowd of youths taunts Dorothy Geraldine Counts, 15, as she walks to a previously all-white Harding High School to enroll. 990 more words

Social Folly

Our Schools and Why They Don't Work

My grandfather was a New York City high school English teacher. He started as a substitute in the late 1930’s. In those days, to get a teaching position one had to jump through MANY hoops. 1,109 more words

The First Steps to Kindergarten

It always amazes me how quickly time seems to go. It doesn’t seem like it has been over a year since we were getting paperwork ready to enroll Ryan in preschool. 390 more words


A greenhouse garden inspires an urban New Orleans school

By  Sarah Haymaker, Department of U.S. Agriculture

Tucked in the middle of a mixed commercial and residential area of New Orleans still struggling to recover from the effects of Hurricane Katrina, is Carter G. 753 more words


This student deserves extra credit!

 Christy Woolum, who teaches school in the Inchelium school district in Washington, sent this photo of student, Nathan Loer, reading War Bonds: Love Stories from the Greatest Generation. 97 more words

Cindy Hval

Why are we hothousing our children?

I’ve noticed that every time I meet up with other mom’s, the conversation inevitably strays towards schools and getting into schools. S is at the age now where I have started considering schools for him and so I’m very open to discussing the different schools in our area and what might be the best fit for him. 733 more words

Photos: Students hoop it up at Ringing Rocks Elementary School

Lower Pottsgrove >> Students at Ringing Rocks Elementary School took part in their annual Field Day. A hula hoop contest, scooter races, miniatrue gold, bean bag toss and a bowling pin contest were just some of the fun activities teachers and administration had planned for the children.