Archive of 2011 September

What Binary?

on September 30th, 2011 in Blog by | No Comments

Everyone looks out their own window. White and black make up a spectrum that our society resorts to in conversations of race. By today’s standards, this binary is simply not sufficient. My vacation to the Southwest was a harsh reminder of this. Recently, I returned to the Southwest for a…

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Instructional Rounds: A Powerful Reform Strategy

on September 29th, 2011 in Blog by | No Comments

Collaboration, networking, school improvement, instructional support, a collaborative learning culture, knowledge building, and rigorous and relevant teaching—these are all attributes and practices school reformers strive for by awarding funds, promulgating rules, instituting strategic plans, launching training initiatives, and extending promises to stakeholders. One approach that truly advances all of these…

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Policy Institute on Race and Education

on September 20th, 2011 in Educator Effectiveness, Library, Local Policy, Racial Equity by | Comments Off

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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks: A Story Worth Telling and a Model for Storytelling

on September 12th, 2011 in Blog by | 1 Comment

I just read the New York Times best-seller “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.” Henrietta Lacks was a black woman treated for cervical cancer at John Hopkins in the early 1950s. It was during this treatment that her cancer cells were taken without her knowledge, grown in a laboratory, and…

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