Month: July 2022

Civility through the Lens of Race – Courageous and Compassionate Conversations

We move through the world differently from one another. The generational and historical treatment of Black people in our country, since its inception, has led to marginalization and inequality. At this point, many Black Americans are exhausted from the grief, the open bigotry and racism, and exhausted from trying to convince White people that racism is …

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Put Students First. Seek Growth. Be Open to Change. (Part Seven – Finale)

When I posted Part 1 over seven weeks ago, I said it was the first installment of a multi-part blog series. At that time, I didn’t know how many posts it would take to cover the flawed methods that my local school district uses to choose students for its exclusive gifted school. The current selection …

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Put Students First. Seek Growth. Be Open to Change. (Part Six)  

Welcome to Part 6 of my blog series. So far, we’ve covered how a large school district uses universal screening, standardized testing, teacher referrals, and report card grades to identify students for gifted services and decide which of these students are admitted to the district’s prestigious gifted school.  The reason I continue to write these …

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