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Frenship Teacher Fired Over #imnotracist Post on Facebook

By Staff Frenship ISD said Thursday that the teacher who wrote a controversial Facebook post was fired.  She was not mentioned by name in the statement but she had been previously identified as Karen Fitzgibbons, a teacher at Bennett Elementary … Continue reading

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Frenship ISD teacher apologizes after McKinney-related segregation post

By Karen Michael & Adam D. Young A Frenship teacher said she apologized after writing a Facebook post saying she was “almost to the point” of wanting segregation regarding a racially charged police issue in McKinney. Karen Fitzgibbons, a teacher … Continue reading

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Robert Reich – To Save The Economy We Need Free College For All

Senator Bernie Sanders is making waves with a big idea to reinvent education: Making public colleges and universities tuition-free. I couldn’t agree more. Higher education isn’t just a personal investment. It’s a public good that pays off in a more … Continue reading

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61 Years After Brown v. Board Of Education, Many Schools Remain Separate And Unequal

By Rebecca Klein Decades after the U.S. Supreme Court’s Brown v. Board of Education ruling declared segregated schooling of black students unconstitutional, many American schools with high minority populations continue to receive fewer resources and provide an education that’s inferior … Continue reading

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The City That Believed in Desegregation

By Alana Semuels Hawthorne Elementary in Louisville, Kentucky, looks like what you might imagine a typical American suburban elementary school to be, with students’ art projects displayed in the hallways and brightly colored rugs and kid-sized tables and chairs in … Continue reading

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Twelve Tips All Educators Must Know About Educating African American and Latino Students

By Quassan Castro In order to achieve success in the classroom with African American and Latino students, the educator must understand the population that he/she teaches, as well as consistently analyze if his/her teaching practices are effective. If you do not understand … Continue reading

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Nikola Tesla vs Thomas Edison Epic Rap Battles of History

What a teaching aid! It’s brief but will make learning about electricity, Thomas Edison, and Nikola Tesla (I’ve always liked Tesla) more interesting for youth as an introduction. This is a very cool series.

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Tanya McDowell, Conn. Mom, Pleads Not Guilty In School Enrollment Case

First it was Ms. Williams-Bolar in Ohio. Now it’s Ms. McDowell. Obtaining an education is a basic civil right, to me. It is also one of many responsibilities a parent has towards their children. This country has created a climate of … Continue reading

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Pupils are not your Facebook friends, net privacy expert warns teachers

The title says it all. If the U.S. school system doesn’t already have such a guideline, I think it’s far overdue. Pupils are not your Facebook friends, net privacy expert warns teachers | Education | The Guardian.

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Obama Suggests Extending School Year

This is an excellent suggestion, along with extending the school day. The extra month and time will allow for a deeper more extensive coverage of subject matter allowing students mastery time of material, thereby higher academic achievement. http://politics.usnews.com/news/articles/2010/09/27/obama-suggests-extending-school-year.html.

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