People, Time, Faith, Cognitive Maps and the Reclamation of Lost Kids

Summary: An approach to retrieval of the legion of unmoored kids on the periphery of  our schools can be extracted from an innovative treatment model for incarcerated “callous and unemotional” kids. Continue reading

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The Two Headed Being in American Education

Summary: Successful charters have extended research based in public schools to construct more pure versions of practice effective with at risk kids. Continue reading

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Publics Versus Charters and the Student Underclass

Summary: The ideological brawl between charter and public school advocates obscures the truth that there is a substantial group of big city low income kids of color whose needs are not met by either camp. Continue reading

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Discipline and Students of Color: the Ecology of Student Experience

Summary: The route to understanding disproportionate discipline of students of color runs through a broad based look at student experience in a school, and the ecology of factors that comprise that experience. Continue reading

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Assault on Obamacare Imperils Low Income Students

Summary: The Congressional assault on Obamacare undercuts school reform by eliminating health care insurance for many low income students; healthy kids learn better. Continue reading

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Mindfulness and the Low Income Brain Drain

Summary: Mindfulness and meditation emerge as one tool in schools’ slow grapple with the psychological and neurobiological consequences of poverty in student lives. Continue reading

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Yes, Betsy DeVos, Public Schools Do Make Gains

Summary: Public schools also show progress, as has one in Tulsa, Oklahoma, so says Cal Professor David Kirp in calling out Betsy DeVos in a NY Times Op Ed. True statement, but the context makes the perception just so simple and not so simple. Continue reading

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