Your summer reading list. . .

Considering that we're smack dab in the middle of Memorial Day weekend---the traditional start of summer---I figured it was high time that I put…


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Educating newcomers

The latest issue of VUE – Voices in Urban Education – brings calm and thoughtful voices to the debate about educating the more than eight million…


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Facing system failure

On April 25th, the three police officers who killed Sean Bell of Jamaica, Queens, were acquitted in NY State Supreme Court of all criminal charges.…


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Gap widest for african-american high achievers

Education Week reports that “new research into the black-white achievement gap suggests that the students who lose the most ground academically in…


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Schools, poverty, AYP and lean education

There's something of a convergence this week around the effects of socioeconomic disparities on student learning -- at least here in TLN world. In a…


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ur TLN bloggers open up in April

April, according to all the baby-name websites, has Latin roots and means 'to open.' It's a time of emergence and renewal for many, notwithstanding…


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Dream deferred?

The observance of Dr. King's death always brings mixed emotions in our home. We live two hours directly south of Memphis, in the heart of the…


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Debt reduction: What we owe our children

You owe it to yourself to read the recent blog by one of my favorite teacher-scholars, Gloria Ladson-Billings: 'A Letter to Our Next President' at…


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Who's in special ed?

Are some ethnic groups over-represented in special education? The data suggest they are. The National Center for Culturally Responsive Educational…


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The sins of the fathers?

In an essay for Teacher Magazine, my TLN colleague Laura Reasoner Jones recently and bravely wrote about a Hispanic student in her class and made the…


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