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The Trouble with The Common Core (Part II)

BY : THE EDITORS OF RETHINKING SCHOOLS The engine for this potential disaster, as it was for NCLB, will be the tests, in this case the “next generation” Common Core tests being developed by two federally funded, multistate consortia at a cost of hundreds of millions of dollars. Although reasonable people, including many thoughtful educators […]readmore

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Celebrating An Educator Through The Eyes of His Heirs

By: P.S 256/Benjamin Banneker Elementary School Student Council with the support of  T. Henry, Parent coordinator, Ms. L. Gray, Counselor, and Teacher Ms. I. Payne On Friday, December 13, 2013, 5th grade students of P.S. 256/The Benjamin Banneker School assisted in the salute to one of our heroes, Mr. Albert Vann, the long-time politician, pioneer […]readmore

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The Trouble with the Common Core

BY THE EDITORS OF RETHINKING SCHOOLS It isn’t easy to find common ground on the Common Core. Already hailed as the “next big thing” in education reform, the Common Core State Standards are being rushed into classrooms in nearly every district in the country. Although these “world-class” standards raise substantive questions about curriculum choices and […]readmore

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Guest View Why We Need Outdoor Education …

More Than Ever!   By Morgan (Sankofa) Powell Outdoor education supports parents and other guardians by making arts, physical activity, civics and STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) accessible to youths otherwise limited by their social circumstances. Moments spent in park settings nurtures the timeless needs of our children even as schools are transformed into […]readmore

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Holistic Health Professionals Celebrate Dr. Mutulu Shakur

Basir Mchawi On Sunday, November 10th in Brooklyn, New York and Toronto, Canada, holistic health professionals, along with family and friends of Dr. Mutulu Shakur, will celebrate the rich legacy of Dr. Shakur’s work in the field of community health care. Captured in 1986 and charged with a series of political crimes, Dr. Mutulu Shakur […]readmore