What We’re Reading

October 16, 2015
Every week, GC picks out a selection of articles that are relevant to our work and to the civics education space as a whole. We at GC love to expand our learning in every aspect of what we do, and we hope you enjoy our selections!

 
Will John King’s last effort to desegregate New York’s schools work? Chalkbeat- A comprehensive article on the incoming Secretary of Education’s plan to attempt to revamp struggling schools through integration.  A good accompany piece to the informative This American Life podcasts on segregation from this summer.
 
Confusing Ohio test results are latest effort to unravel Common Core’s promise, Washington Post- Ohio officials are interpreting Common Core test results different from the rest of the country – which is directly contrary to the reason Common Core was created in the first place.
 
A Black Boy in Baltimore, The Atlantic- A teenager in Baltimore is attempting to redefine the stereotypes of his neighborhood in West Baltimore through writing and other forms of creativity.
 

Pawtucket Students Protest Police Takedown , Providence Journal- A police officer took down a student in a Pawtucket, Rhode Island school, and students responded by protesting and walking out.  Intense student activism in action.

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