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Historical Perspective from a Graphic Novel: Reading John Lewis’ Compelling Series March

I really don't know much about black history. Considering it's black history month, I feel it's important to admit this...

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A Letter to the Principal: How I Waded into the “Take a Knee” Debate with my Middle Schooler

Most people would call me opinionated. I'm passionate about what I believe. I teach my daughter to be passionate as well. Still, one month into school, I didn't expect to find myself typing the words, "Dear Principal. I am writing in regards to an incident today in class."

Ten for Tuesday: 10 Great Books Featuring Inspirational Teachers

This weekend in Washington, DC, there will be a march. Shocking I know. This is a good one though. It's a march for public education. In honor of the cause, here are 10 great books about inspirational teachers, the lifeblood of our public education system.

Earth Day Thoughts: Science Needs a March? When Did This Happen?

Yesterday I went to the March for Science in DC, which happened to be, appropriately, on Earth Day. It was a day filled with great people, great posters and a sense of purpose. Even the rain couldn't dampen the that warming feeling - together, we can change this world for the better. Still, I struggle with the fact that I just went to a march for science. Science! Really? This is what we've come to?

The People United Can Make a Difference: The Power of Protest

Yesterday, thousands of people at JFK airport in New York City and Dulles airport outside Washington, DC, and other cities across the US went to the arrival terminals of international airports and said to the people coming into the US from other countries - We stand with you.

Signs of the Times from the Women’s March in DC: This is What Democracy Looks Like

Every time someone yelled "Tell me what democracy looks like" and a roaring crowd responded, "This is what democracy looks like," I felt my heart lifted with hope just a little bit on Saturday during the Women's March on Washington. I first heard this refrain when we stepped out of the subway...

Monday Blog: The Continued Dream – A Foundation for Greatness

If you live in the US, you've heard the story of Martin Luther King, Jr, Civil Rights leader, Nobel Peace Prize winner, historical icon, and dreamer. Yes, we all know the refrain "I have a dream." Some heard these words live. Many more of us learned about it in our history books...

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