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DC Civil Rights Organizations Fail to Represent Education Civil Rights Agenda

By Judith Browne Dianis, John H. Jackson and Pedro Noguera |Originally Published The Hill. June 02, 2015, 01:00 PM In recent weeks, a few national civil rights organizations including the National Council of La Raza, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, the League of [...]

How Good Dads Can Change the World

As well as fighting for women’s equality, we should be lobbying for men to be equal partners at home. The financial and cultural benefits would change our world. Tony has been accumulating identities. He’s the son of Mexican immigrants; his father was abusive. He’s a high [...]

Is it Ray Rice or Domestic Violence, Police Brutality and The Choices Faced By Black Women?

By Tiffanie Drayton | Originally Published at The Frisky. May 26, 2015 | Photographic Credit; Ray Rice arrives with wife Janay Palmer for an appeal hearing of his suspension. New York. Associated Press Late last week, the charges against football player Ray Rice were all dropped by [...]

The Confidence Gap: Why #BlackLivesMatter In The Classroom

By Tracey M. Lewis-Giggetts | Originally Published at Vitae Chronicle. May 6, 2015 | Photographic Credit; In the classroom: James “Skip” Turner Jr. sits in class at Norview Junior High School. (Virginian-Pilot file photo) On the first day of a new semester, I often have students introduce [...]

I wish…I wish ‪#iwishmyteacherknew Me!

By Betsy L. Angert | Originally Published at EmpathyEducates. April 15, 2015 I wish…I wish ‪#iwishmyteacherknew is perhaps the most needed lesson and yet, it is the one most often repeatedly rejected. What troubles our children far more than testing or conventions are the questions, "Will I [...]

Virginia Tops Nation in Sending Students to Cops, Courts: Where does your state rank?

Kayleb Moon-Robinson was 11 years old last fall when charges — criminal charges — began piling up at school. Diagnosed as autistic, Kayleb was being scolded for misbehavior one day and kicked a trash can at Linkhorne Middle School in Lynchburg, Virginia, in the Blue [...]

From “Bad” Teachers to Teachers as Cheaters: The Burden of the Impossible

By >P. L. Thomas, Ed.D. | Originally Published at The Becoming Radical. April 3, 2015 | Illustration Credit; AngertAesthetics (Betsy L. Angert). The guilty verdict in the Atlanta cheating scandal seems to be a logical conclusion to the “bad” teacher myth confronted nearly five years ago by [...]