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Building and Sustaining Community: What Matters Most in these Strange Times

In the opening episode of the Netflix hit series Stranger Things, a young boy goes missing, which catalyzes the community into uncovering the sordid secrets ...
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It’s Always October

Several years ago, when the San Francisco Giants were on their even-year World Series run (2010, 2012, 2014), there was a buzz in San Francisco ...
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The One Word We Need for a Great School Year

I love to drop in on classes for five to fifteen minutes. Most often I leave having observed something about how a student learns or ...
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Back to School: Creating Safe, Equitable Spaces for All

Anyone who has been following the news this past summer has noticed much tumult in the world and in our nation. The marches and counter-protests ...
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4 Must-Read Books for the Beginning of the School Year

Culturally Responsive Teaching and the Brain This book by Zaretta Hammond draws on cutting-edge neuroscience research to offer an innovative approach for designing and implementing ...
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Lean Into Discomfort: Developing Better Skills to Really Talk about Race in Schools

As we post this, events are unfolding in Charlottesville and across the nation that bring a new urgency to our need to increase our racial ...
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