The Nation, "Saving Public Schools"

A Progressive Education Agenda, Whatever That Means

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Last night, I had the pleasure of attending the Nation’s “What’s Next for Public Education discussion, a collaboration with the New School featuring AFT President Randi Weingarten, NYU Professor Pedro Noguera, The Marshall Project journalist and author Dana Goldstein, and well-known parent activist Zakiyah Ansari, moderated by MSNBC’s Chris Hayes with a few words from NYC Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña. Overall, I thought it was a good primer for some …

Book Giveaway Winner: Creating the Opportunity to Learn … by A Wade Boykin and Pedro Noguera

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And the winner of the Book Giveaway is … Susan S. In a few minutes, I’ll be e-mailing you for your information. Everyone else, thanks for participating and stay tuned for the next giveaway, which is happening in a week or so! And it’s a movie! In the meantime, check the book out at your favorite retailers! For more information, ASCD has: · Select sample chapters from the book here; …

Book Giveaway: Creating the Opportunity to Learn … by Boykin and Noguera

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Hello and welcome to this installment of The Jose Vilson Book Giveaway, where I’ll do my best to offer the latest and greatest books I can scrounge up … and all for free. < whooping and hollering here > This week, I’m offering a book for any and all contestants who wish to participate. Before I continue, though … The rules are as follows: 1. Leave a comment at the …

Book Review: Creating the Opportunity to Learn … by Boykin and Noguera

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A. Wade Boykin and Pedro Noguera are amongst the most respected education professors in the nation, but with their book Creating the Opportunity to Learn: Moving from Research to Practice to Close the Achievement Gap, they seek to turn the extensive research review they’ve done in their careers and turn it into practical solutions for educators. Unlike other research-dense books, they understand the pressing need for people to make sense …

Black Male Student and Teacher Writing on Blackboard

Notes from The Black and Latino Males in High School Forum

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On November 24th, 2009 at around 9am, I had the distinct pleasure of going to the NYU Metropolitan Center Policy for Urban Education Educational Forum. The topic was “How are Black and Latino males faring in our high schools?” hosted and moderated by Dr. Pedro Noguera, professor in the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development at New York University and Executive Director of the Metro Center and the co-Director of …