Heather Wolpert-Gawron

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Honors Classes: The Need for More Diversity – Part II

By on March 28, 2013

In my recent Edutopia post, I posed a problem that is plaguing many schools today: that of racial inequity in our honors classes.  Many of us at the middle school level are wondering what our role is in bridging gaps

“Managing the Hidden Differences in Your Classroom” : Bam Radio

By on March 5, 2013

We must embrace our diversity if we are to emerge a country that is a leader in this global community.  I would like to think that it starts in our schools.  And if it starts in our schools, and is

“Hit a Jew” Day. Um, er…

“Hit a Jew” Day. Um, er…

By on October 26, 2008

I’m not sure what one can say about this latest story.  AP reports that a number of students at a St Louis middle school are facing suspension for a spirit day gone awry.  But how “Hug a Friend Day” de-evolved

Joanne Jacobs article: “Odd Ducks”

Joanne Jacobs article: “Odd Ducks”

By on April 19, 2008

This is comment made to answer the question "Is there less room for odd ducks in today's schools?" as posed by Joanne Jacobs.