May 12th, 2012
An article titled “‘Why Don’t We Have Any White Kids?’”, by N. R. Kleinfield, takes an in-depth look at the trend toward resegregation in the public school systems of cities across the US, despite efforts to counter it. The author interviews an advanced middle-school student who struggles to fit in with her peer group.
May 10th, 2012
Sarah Sparks reports in EdWeek on the neurodevelopmental paradox of students who are “twice-exceptional”, in that they have both learning disabilities, and advanced learning needs. The article, titled, “Studies Shed Light on ‘Twice Exceptional’ Students”, is here.
Here’s an excerpt:
Often, when people think of a gifted student with disabilities, they picture an [...]
April 15th, 2012
In this Washington Post opinion column, – I went to some of D.C.’s better schools. I was still unprepared for college. — Georgetown University freshman Darryl Robinson talks candidly about how his public charter school experience failed him in some crucial ways. Here’s an excerpt:
Entering my freshman year at Georgetown University, I [...]
January 11th, 2012
Milwaukee’s Alchemist Theatre brings Project Empty Space to audiences this spring, featuring personal narratives by people who are not necessarily playwrights, but have a story to tell. The plays, produced with theatrical resources and support provided by Project Empty Space, include Outliers, by Grace DeWolff. The story is about a boy who ends up being [...]