Jewish schools and Jewish community center pre-schools have received 126 bomb threats in 2017. (Update: 144 as of March 16; latest from Jewish Daily Forward) Two DC area schools were among those threatened in late February: the Charles E. Smith… Read More ›
The Education Town Hall is taking a two-week break while We Act Radio studios are renovated. We’ll be back June 23 for a special BUS program — driven by BadAss Teachers, United Opt Out, and SOS March. The focus of… Read More ›
Listeners might have heard something, earlier this month, about Scholastic Books’ effort to sell “A Birthday Cake for George Washington” and their eventual decision to eat it instead. But many news outlets reported the situation from the publisher’s press release,… Read More ›
A continuing conversation on the absence of children’s books by and about people of color, Rush Limbaugh’s attack on Teaching for Change as “racist” for not carrying his children’s book, and related issues. (This is part 2; earlier transcript, plus… Read More ›
Breaking down assumptions and acknowledging existing power dynamics are essential aspects of effective communication on education, according to Deborah Menkart, executive director of Teaching for Change. Menkart spoke on the September 19 edition of the Education Town Hall. Listen to… Read More ›
How are Common Core State Standards affecting children’s publishing and school libraries? The Education Town Hall is seeking experience and opinions from those who work most closely with children’s literature.