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If not us, who? Based on a true story.

It is time for us all to stand and cheer for the doer, the achiever — the one who recognizes the challenges and does something about it.  ~ Vince Lombardi Fernando is twelve year’s old, but he has enough baggage for a lifetime.  He lives in poverty in our school’s toughest neighborhood.  He frequently comes to … Continue reading

School Reform and the Achievement Gap

This morning, NPR’s Talk of the Nation hosted a discussion entitled Schools Find Achievement Gap Tough to Close.  Guests on the program were James Earl Davis, of Temple University, and Pedro Noguera of New York University.  If you have a few minutes, I would encourage you to listen to the segment, or read the transcript. … Continue reading