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Global Scholarship: Global Community

Global competency is crucial in today’s world but a severe challenge for students with limited horizons in their neighborhoods and schools. The Global Scholarship Foundation uses a local curriculum and world travel to help young people in the District of Columbia envision themselves as part of a global community and, in doing so, learn to…

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Ten-Year-Old Education Hero

Over the last few months, ten-year-old Alex Fierro has become an educational hero in California, and his tale is spreading. Alex is a fourth-grader at Shannon Ranch Elementary School in the Visalia Unified School District. He is also a member of the Wukchumni Tribe. During lessons on the Spanish Mission period in California history, Alex’s…

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Newark Students Walk Out, NY Students Opt Out, Senate Committee Sits on ESEA Bill

Ready for Change on Standardized Testing? Contact U.S. Senators Now The revised ESEA (Elementary and Secondary Education Act) “has not moved — the bill passed by Senate Education Committee has not been brought to full Senate,” Dr. Rosalie Friend, of Save Our Schools, told the Education Town Hall on May 28. So, now is the…

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Jesse Turner Addressing Education Malpractice with a 400-mile Walk

Jesse Turner, professor of literacy, is walking from Connecticut to Washington DC this summer to protest education malpractice that he says is demoralizing parents, teachers, and turning our children into human capital. Along the way, Dr. Turner will be joining in local solidarity events, and local advocates will walk with him each day. He hopes…