Tag: education reform

Education Reform: Redefining School Safety & Violence Prevention

Kid in front of a school gate

School shootings have become rising occurrences that have plagued American culture. In fact, school safety has been a growing issue around the world. About 150 million 13 to 15-year-old students worldwide have said they experience violence in the form of physical fights, bullying, physical punishment by teachers, or attacks on classrooms and campuses. This is …

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Grading Teachers?

We can all remember when we were children on the last day of school.  In the excitement of summer vacation we ran from the school bus in the warm spring air with our backpacks on and our annual report card in our hand.  From the thrilled straight A student to the C average student, every …

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Support Beyond the Classroom

Khalil, a six year old in first grade, attends elementary school in Southeast D.C.  We just finished reading The Little Engine That Could, and began discussing what it means to overcome obstacles and believe in oneself.  Khalil is one of the sweetest kids I know, with overwhelming positivity and optimism for the future.  He always …

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