Archive of 2011 June

Portland School Board Adopts Racial Equity Policy

on June 27th, 2011 in Blog by | No Comments

On June 13, the Portland (Oregon) School Board voted unanimously to adopt a Racial Equity Policy for the district.  The Racial Equity Policy was supported by community and school leaders and, according to a district announcement, was met with applause during its first reading before the board on May 9….

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Africa in an Afternoon Hits Home

on June 15th, 2011 in Blog by | No Comments

I recently returned from my first trip beyond the borders of these United States. My son, who is 20, and I went to Spain with a couple of backpacks, a general idea of the cities we wanted to visit and no hotel or transportation reservations for the two weeks of…

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Reflections on Elementary School

on June 6th, 2011 in Blog by | No Comments

The last day of the 2010-11 academic year for my kids was four days ago.  It was a milestone day for both of my kids. My son finished his two years in junior high and is preparing to head into high school.  My daughter finished 6th grade, capping off her—and…

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