Why we still need Freedom Schools, 50 years later


Half a century ago, students and local organizers banded together to fight to end segregation and discrimination against African-Americans in the United States. Continue reading

Head Start Trauma Smart teaches preschoolers to deal with “big feelings”


DOWNLOAD VIDEO Each year, thousands of American children are expelled from preschool, many because of behavioral issues related to trauma they have already experienced in…read more

California school integrates play with learning


DOWNLOAD VIDEO Imagine going to a school without desks or worksheets. Learning takes place while sitting on couches, using computers, playing video games on plasma…read more

Brown v. Board of Education and the Story of Prince Edward County Schools – Lesson Plan

Lesson Plan

More than 60 years ago, the U.S. Supreme Court outlawed state-sponsored segregation in Brown v. Board of Education. Although the victory had been won in the courtroom, it would take the next decade and beyond for the law to be implanted in the American public school system. Continue reading

California court knocks down teacher tenure


In a landmark decision, a California judge declared the state’s strong tenure laws for public school teachers are unconstitutional. This move could make it easier to fire ineffective teachers. Continue reading

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