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Volume 29, No.4 - Summer 2015

Volume 29, No.4 - Summer 2015
Cover Story

4-Year-Olds Discuss Love and Marriage

An early childhood educator shows how far-ranging discussions can open children’s eyes to a broader understanding of relationships, including same-sex marriage and not getting married at all.

4-Year-Olds Discuss Love and Marriage

Los niños y las niñas de 4 años hablan sobre el amor y el matrimonio

Una maestra de preescolar demuestra cómo una variedad de conversaciones pueden ampliar el conocimiento de los niños sobre las relaciones interpersonales, incluyendo los matrimonios del mismo sexo y las parejas que no se casan.

Los niños y las niñas de 4 años hablan sobre el amor y el matrimonio

Baby Steps Toward Restorative Justice

A middle school teacher tries to implement restorative practices in her classroom. It’s harder than she thought.

Baby Steps Toward Restorative Justice
Special Section: COLLABORATING TO CAPTURE COMMUNITY RESILIENCE

Collaborating to Capture Community Resilience

Teachers form an inquiry-based study group to support each other as they look for ways to build on the resilience of their students.

Collaborating to Capture Community Resilience

Storytelling as Resistance

After a critical look at how their community is described by others, high school students interview and tell the true stories of people in their Watts, Los Angeles, neighborhood.

Storytelling as Resistance

Research as Healing

As 9th graders focus persuasive letters on community issues, their teacher realizes she must be open about her own pain to empower students to be open about theirs.

Research as Healing
Features

Can We Rescue the Common Core Standards from the Testing Machine?

Would the Common Core be OK if it weren’t for the tests? An activist/blogger says no.

Can We Rescue the Common Core Standards from the Testing Machine?

Learning About Inequality

A poem for two voices

A master English teacher uses dialogue poems to develop empathy and connect history to literature.

Learning About Inequality

Climate Change and School in a Yup’ik Fishing Village

In a small village in southwestern Alaska, climate change is a current reality, not a distant fear. But it’s not in the curriculum or discussed at school.

Climate Change and School in a Yup’ik Fishing Village

Blood on the Tracks

Why are there so few Black students in our science classes?

Science teachers at a Portland, Oregon, high school ask how they can make their science classes more welcoming to Black students.

Blood on the Tracks

Colonizing Wild Tongues

A teacher vividly describes her own experience of English-only schooling.

Colonizing Wild Tongues