New Jersey

No-Excuses Expansion – Urban Education Mixtape – Education Article

If you’re looking for a place to find an honest conversation about all things education, Steven Singer’s (not the Philly jeweler) blog gadflyonthewallblog is a good place. Mr. Singer speaks truth to power ranging from race and poverty in education to school privatization. One of Mr. Singer’s latest entries speaks of a study, authored by Sarah Cohodes of Columbia University’s Teachers College, suggesting a way to reduce the Black-White achievement gap. She argues that highly-effective charter school practices – from…

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There are Thousands of Students Like Andrew Johnson Sitting in Our Schools – Education Article

Dejected. Embarrassed. Defeated. Distraught. These are all the words that came to mind when I saw the video of Andrew Johnson, the wrestler from Buena High School in Atlantic County, New Jersey who was told by a referee with a history of racist behavior he had to cut his dreadlocks or forfeit his match during a  meet Thursday night. By now social media has exploded with videoes of the act of Johnson’s hair being cut and shuddered at the thought that in…

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