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By The Color Of Their Skin

<i>In the fall of 1968, six months after civil-rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated on a hotel balcony in Memphis, Tennessee, Tim Wise</i> …

Slavery and the Making of America . The Slave Experience: Men, Women & Gender | PBS

For black men and women, slavery was an equally devastating experience. Both were torn from homeland and family. Both were forced to perform grueling …

Black History

Lessons On Race And Vouchers From Milwaukee

The Trump administration has made school choice, vouchers in particular, a cornerstone of its education agenda. This has generated lots of interest in how school voucher programs across the country work and whom they benefit.<p>The oldest school voucher program was created in Milwaukee in 1990 with a …

Education

Tuition-free college is getting bigger. Here's where it's offered

Once unthinkable, tuition-free college has become a reality.<p>Four states and one city have enacted measures in the past three years. And lawmakers in several other places across the country are considering similar programs.<p>More than 30,000 Tennesseans and 7,000 Oregonians have gone to community …

College & University

School district opens doors amid declining enrollment

LITTLE COMPTON, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island school district with a shrinking student body is opening its doors to out-of-town kids — for a …

Education

Nurturing Critical Thinkers in a Post-Truth World

Social change is a nebulous and frightening topic. What is it exactly? Who is in charge of deciding the objectives for change? How is social change …

Pedagogy

6 Tips For Keeping Your Students Engaged in Class

By implementing a few new engagement techniques, teachers may be able to encourage students to be more engaged in class and to put an end to …

Teaching

It Was Cultural Anxiety That Drove White, Working-Class Voters to Trump

A new study finds that fear of societal change, not economic pressure, motivated votes for the president among non-salaried workers without college degrees.<p>White Americans carried Donald Trump to the White House. He won college-educated white voters by a four-point margin over Hillary Clinton, …

Voting

Seven Ways to Help Students Develop a Growth Mindset

<i>When students have a growth mindset, they are able to persevere and continue in creative work. So here are seven ways to cultivate a growth …

Now This Is A Student Goal-Setting Strategy That May Actually Work

I posted “Everyone Is A Teacher” Is A New Engagement Strategy I’m Using & It Seems To Be Working earlier this week, and it was – rightfully, I think …

3 Questions To Guide Teaching Through Learning Stations

<b>3 Questions To Guide Teaching Through Learning Stations</b><p>by <b>Suzy Pepper Rollins</b>, <i>myedexpert.com</i><p><i>This is sponsored content</i><p>Learning stations can be a …

Here are the books 8 of America's most prestigious private schools have students read over the summer

It's a time to indulge in the texts that are most appealing, without scrutiny: an easy beach read, a guilty pleasure, or that book you've always meant to start.<p>But students at America's most prestigious private schools must still endure the rigors of homework during their summer vacations with a …

We Learned A Lot In 2016 About How Preschool Can Help Kids

One of the most controversial questions in education has been whether preschool — and specifically Head Start — helps kids succeed as they move through elementary school.<p>Critics have long noted, and research has supported, that the benefits of Head Start fade in a few years. It's an important …

Education

First Syrian Refugee Family in Iowa

Two years after fleeing their home, the Tameem family became the first Syrian refugees in Iowa<p>By Robin Shulman/Des Moines <br>Photographs by Danny Wilcox …

Thousands of Seattle teachers take a powerful #BlackLivesMatter stand

<b>(CNN) —</b> Thousands of Seattle teachers made for an inspiring sight when they wore Black Lives Matter shirts en masse to reinforce their commitment to black students in their public schools.<p>Educators and students from schools all over the district united Wednesday under banners and raised fists. They …

Black Lives Matter

‘What did you just call me?’ Black broadcaster confronts hate in Charleston.

In his long career as an accomplished journalist working across the American South, Steve Crump has come face-to-face with hatred and bigotry.<p>The Emmy-winning journalist spent time reporting on the Ku Klux Klan in which he, a black man, interviewed members of the organization, people who by their …

Civil Rights

Google’s G Suite gets five new productivity features

Google’s G Suite, the new name for what was previously called Google Apps for Work, is getting a couple of small but nifty updates today. There isn’t necessarily a common theme here, but for the most part, the new features focus on supporting more of the existing workflows in larger companies and …

Apps

White privilege wages jihad: Kansas “militia members” aren’t considered “terrorists” because they’re not Muslim

<b>Curtis Allen; Gavin Wright; Patrick Eugene Stein (AP/Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office)</b><p>The three white men planned to unleash a killing spree and to bomb a house of worship — what should we call them?<p>Chauncey DeVega<p>October 19, 2016 11:59am (UTC)<p>On Friday, the Federal Bureau of Investigation …

Homeland Security

The Daily Show asks Trump fans about Clinton's health, Obama's birthplace, gets an earful

Heard the one about Bill Clinton getting AIDS from "messing around" with Magic Johnson? Or President Obama's mysterious absence from the Oval Office …

Man v rat: could the long war soon be over? | Jordan Kisner

Rats spread disease, decimate crops and very occasionally eat people alive. For centuries, we have struggled to find an effective way of controlling their numbers. Until now …<p>First, the myths. There are no “super rats”. Apart from a specific subtropical breed, they do not get much bigger than 20 …

Chipotle Slapped With Racial Discrimination Lawsuit

Chipotle’s latest debacle has arrived in the form of a racial discrimination lawsuit. A former employee in California filed suit against the downtrodden burrito chain on Tuesday, claiming she was fired after complaining about preferential treatment given to other employees, MyNewsLA …

Class Action

The dark side of Roald Dahl

Roald Dahl was an unpleasant man who wrote macabre books – and yet children around the world adore them. Perhaps this shouldn’t surprise us, writes Hephzibah Anderson.<p>Once upon a time a small orphan was packed off to live with his aunts. They were a sadistic pair, these sisters, and rather than …

Books

What Are the Best Strategies for Surface to Deep Learning?

We hear a lot about surface to deep learning. In this blog, Peter DeWitt explains the different between the two citing a recently released paper by …

Should We Still Teach Kids Cursive?

Cursive has given way to keyboarding, but you can still teach your child the basics.<p>When Melissa Morgenlander’s daughter Fiona started third grade last year, she was excited about learning what she considered a real “big kid” skill: cursive handwriting. But to Fiona’s disappointment, cursive had …

Trump Says African Americans Have ‘No Education, No Anything’

Trump continues his African American outreach.<p>Trump continued his multi-day effort to court the African-American vote with an appearance Saturday …

Donald Trump

Race Matters: 17-Year-Old Researcher Discovers Half Of Wisconsin’s Black Neighborhoods Are Jails

Researcher Discovers Half Of Wisconsin’s Black Neighborhoods Are Jails<<p>A young man accidentally discovered that 31 of Wisconsin’s 56 Black neighbors …

Book Creator is coming to the web

Since it’s launch in 2011, Book Creator for iPad has gone on to become one of the best-selling Education apps on the App Store, with over 30 million …

Still Confused about White Privilege? Let This Eighth-Grader School You

This kid is spittin' truth.<p>Eighth grader Royce Mann is going viral, thanks to a poem about white privilege he wrote and recited at a school contest.<p>"Dear women, I'm sorry. Dear black people, I'm sorry. Dear Asian-Americans, dear Native Americans, dear immigrants who came here seeking a better life, …

The Baton Rouge photograph that everyone is talking about

<b>(CNN) —</b> Will this be the photograph that symbolizes this past week's protests?<p>An image of what appears to be a woman's peaceful resistance to police is garnering plenty of attention online.<p>Shot by Jonathan Bachman for Reuters, the photograph shows a black woman in profile, standing in the middle of …

Law Enforcement