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Waiting for the Truth

Op-Ed by SUSAN S. SAWYERS
An inconvenient truth about “Waiting for Superman” and our nation’s public schools

As our graduate studies in education reporting came to a close late last month, a few of us Columbia J-School kids and our professors had the chance to preview the provocative new documentary, “Waiting for Superman,” by Oscar winner Davis [...]

Waiting for the Truth
posted on: Jun 5, 2010 | author: Susan Sawyers

And sex ed for all

In New York City, new HIV infections have increased more than 50 percent among 13 to 29 year-old men who have sex with men since 2001, even as the total number of cases dropped by a third. Many behavioral studies and outreach programs to young men who have sex with men have been spurred by this drastic increase, but little has been done to address the broader issues surrounding the health of LGBT teens.

And sex ed for all
posted on: Jun 1, 2010 | author: Paige Rentz

Jurassic farts

 
BY ALEX BERG 
This semester, I attempted to teach so-called journalism to first, second, fifth and sixth graders at the Ella Baker School, a public school on the Upper East Side for children with parents who work in the area. I’ve tried to teach the students the fundamentals of the field—and to some degree I have—but I’m convinced [...]

Jurassic farts
posted on: May 19, 2010 | author: anb2133

Getting rid of the special ed stigma

Democracy prep uses inclusion and pull outs to try and blur the line between special and general education.

Getting rid of the special ed stigma
posted on: May 14, 2010 | author: Sarah Butrymowicz

Grits and respect: lessons from ‘My Cousin Vinny’...

“If it’s true, can it be stereotypical?”

Grits and respect: lessons from ‘My Cousin Vinny’
posted on: May 13, 2010 | author: Paige Rentz

For school starter, the end is a hard to face

For one man who helped start KAPPA II, a middle school in Harlem, seeing it on the list of schools the city wants to close is a reminder of what didn’t go right.

For school starter, the end is a hard to face
posted on: May 7, 2010 | author: Mary Plummer

The Reject

From time to time, I wonder why I wasn’t selected or what kind of teacher I would have been.

The Reject
posted on: Apr 29, 2010 | author: Althea A. Fung

Top 10 languages spoken by students at Manhattan Internation...

The student population at Manhattan International High School represents 37 different languages from more than 50 different countries.

Top 10 languages spoken by students at Manhattan International
posted on: Apr 4, 2010 | author: Vadim Lavrusik

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