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Banned Books Week: Protecting Diversity in YA Literature

Diverse issues and characters in young-adult books often lead to challenges or bans.

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Posted by on September 28, 2015 in Uncategorized

 

Quiz: Which Tough Character Are You? | Blog | TheReadingRoom

Show us what you’ve got!

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Posted by on September 27, 2015 in Uncategorized

 

FL Superintendents “have lost confidence in the accountability system”

Florida superintendents released a strongly worded statement today saying that they have lost confidence in the current accountability system.

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Posted by on September 26, 2015 in Uncategorized

 

Gates partnership leaves Hillsborough schools shouldering millions more than expected

BILL GATES LOOKING TO THE SIDE

by: Marlene Sokol|Tampa Bay Times

September 21, 2015

A seven-year effort to put better teachers in Hillsborough County schools is costing the system millions of dollars more than officials projected. And the district’s partner in the project, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, is spending $20 million less than expected. The numbers, found in recent reports, differ significantly from what was commonly understood about the high-profile partnership, known as Empowering Effective Teachers. The district was to raise $102 million for its part, much of it by aggressively pursuing grants from local corporations and other entities. Gates was to kick in $100 million, for a total of $202 million. But as the project stands in its final year, the district’s contribution will total $124 million in money and labor, while the Gates organization is paying only $80 million, the reports state. What’s more, the district has put the…

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Posted by on September 23, 2015 in Uncategorized

 

4 Strategies to Help ELLs in the Mainstream Classroom | Edutopia

Help ELLs join the mainstream by having them read a book every day, planning multi-modal lessons, shortening your lessons, and making sure that they write.

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Posted by on September 10, 2015 in Uncategorized

 

White People Need to Stop Snickering at Black Names

This is racist behavior. We are emphasizing the otherness of an entire group of people to put ourselves over and above them.

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Posted by on September 6, 2015 in Uncategorized