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Archive - August 2014

Are We Ready for the Browning of Public Schools?

Tis’ the season. Backpacks, pencils, and PD.  That’s why this post is two days late.  On back-to-back days, I found myself in front of a room full of eager teachers who were genuinely excited to be back. A few days before in between my prep, I came across an article by the Pew Research Center…

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Word Wealth for Young Children of Color Begins With Word Consciousness

  Last week I asked if we have oversold reading aloud to young children as the primary strategy for preventing achievement gaps from beginning once they begin school. When I was training to be a teacher and taking my first reading theory class, my son was a newborn.  I asked my reading methods professor what…

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Have We Oversold Reading Aloud to Parents of Young Children?

A note to everyone.  Beginning today, I will be adding a weekly post about literacy and reading development in addition to writing about CRT.  So look for my literacy post on Thursdays and culturally responsive teaching posts on Mondays.   Ok.  There.  I said it.  I believe we are overselling the power of reading aloud…

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