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Tell them we are resilient  

  • Joanna
  • July 5, 2019

The documentary “Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges and Universities” by director Stanley Nelson is the story of how black Americans fought against inadequate funding, overcrowded classrooms, poor facilities and inequitable government funding. It is also a story of remarkable resilience, and one that many of our teachers, counselors and social

Moving forward: An example of the power of resiliency

  • Joanna
  • February 13, 2019

There isn’t a school district in the United States that isn’t doing something to serve students who need more than standard instruction. “There are trained special educators for students whose disabilities get in the way of their learning,” the editors of EdWeek noted Teaching Vulnerable Students “There are special programs for English-language learners, gifted-education services

Non-cognitive skills development should be an intentional outcome of our education system

  • Joanna
  • October 22, 2018

This year marks the 30th anniversary of political economist Andrew Weiss’ seminal paper demonstrating that the relationship between high school graduation and earnings can be explained by non-cognitive factors — such as a lower propensity to quit — rather than the simple accumulation of knowledge. Twenty years after that revelation, Nobel Prize-winning economist James Heckman