Questlove, of the Roots

Short Notes: Intersectionality of Race and Gender via Questlove

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A few notes: This graphic is what I try to tell people about teachers. We work all summer, just not necessarily with kids. [Upworthy] I didn’t have the heart to read this before, but Questlove’s letter about “not being shit” resonated with me on a deep level. [NYMag] Jamilah Lemieux wrote a thorough critique of Kim Foster’s rejoinder of the aforementioned Questlove’s piece. [Ebony] Linda Darling-Hammond skewers the recent NCTQ …

Beyond Bloomberg: On The 2013 Mayoral Candidate Forum on Education

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Tonight, I had the distinct pleasure of attending the Blackboard Awards’ 2013 Mayoral Candidate Forum on Education at the Fordham Law School, moderated by Philissa Cramer of GothamSchools and Lindsey Christ of NY1, Time Warner Cable’s main New York City news station. Five out of the six main mayoral candidates (City Council Speaker of the House Christine Quinn, former city comptroller Bill Thompson, current city comptroller John C. Liu, media …

Linda Darling-Hammond at the Celebration for Teaching and Learning

A Different Definition for Connected

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I‘m still reading Linda Darling-Hammond’s A Professorial Whoop-Ass on Equity The Flat World and Education: How America’s Commitment to Equity Will Determine Our Future, and the points of view I’ve formed or had formed are constantly reaffirmed by this work of love from LDH. Check the following chunk: Close connections between students and their teachers are most markedly absent in the large urban schools most low-incoming students of color attend. …