California Frameworks Efforts About Cultural Competency

In an increasingly diverse and multicultural American social landscape, the battles over the histories of different communities – coupled with communities’ right to self define – are becoming more prominent. Unfortunately, American classrooms are turning into battlegrounds, with teachers and students getting caught in the crosshairs of such conflicts. Part of the challenge has been […]

Some Cities Are Making Great Strides In Educating Low-Income Students

Many American cities are home to massive achievement gaps that divide rich and poor students. But some cities are doing a far better job than others in educating the most economically disadvantaged learners, according to a new report from Education Cities and GreatSchools. The new, first-of-its-kind report compares the achievement gaps in 42 states and major […]

The De-Emphasis of Writing in the Workplace

I received an e-mail last week from an esteemed urban planning firm based in New York. It was a spring newsletter, well-designed, beautiful, actually, and graphically sound. But as I began reading the text boxes, my attention was derailed. The language was laborious, sleepy-sounding, almost, like the words themselves were being dragged out of bed. […]

Another Effort To Discriminate Against Transgender Students Just Failed

• The bill sought to block transgender students from using certain bathrooms.• Tennessee’s GOP governor opposed the measure. A controversial Tennessee bill that discriminated against transgender students died in the state legislature Tuesday. The legislation would have required students to only use school restrooms that corresponded with the gender they were assigned at birth. Lawmakers on […]