Bus Sounds

Disclaimer: While I listen to a ton of podcasts I do not know how to create one. No sound editing knowledge at all. But I grew up listening to the radio. In the car on the way to ballet class, while setting the table, while eating my morning cereal. I don’t have a radio but…

Article: The Stark Inequality of U.S. Public Schools, Mapped

[I always like a good map, and this article offers several. Concentrating low-income students and minority students in schools has serious repercussions for schooling and learning. As the article points out, students living in poverty have the cards stacked against them and concentrating them in schools together makes it harder for the adults to serve…

“Brown Girl Dreaming” Poetry

While riding Megabus down to New York City I read Jacqueline Woodson’s memoir in verse, Brown Girl Dreaming (which I describe briefly here and include a link to an interview with her). Two poems stood out to me in particular. These are the two moments in the book when I teared up. I think you can chalk…

Article: Dear Parent: About THAT kid…

[Not sure if this is partly because I’m running on not enough sleep (thank you late Amtrak and whining cats at 5 am) but this blog post made me tear up. To be as caring, capable, and competent as the author is a goal. Though she focuses on kids younger than the ones I work…