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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

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“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.