Monthly Archives: January 2016

A School without Books: #standwithDPSteachers

I remember being scared. The thought of going to a new school overwhelmed me with a sense of anxiety that my young 6 year-old self had never felt the burden of. We all walked around asking the same question. “Are … Continue reading

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Hamilton: A New Era of Musical Theater

Shakespeare. He’s required reading for most curriculums, and far too often it’s not taught in an effective way. Shakespeare, in his hey day, was pretty current and relatively inappropriate, but students don’t get that impression today. Too often do parts … Continue reading

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Inequalities in college preparation

College admissions has become so competitive, with SATs, ACTs, extra curricular actives, community service, grade point averages, class ranks, and so many more aspects playing into the decision making process. However, some students are left at a disadvantage in many … Continue reading

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No “Birthday Cake for George Washington”

The children’s publishing company Scholastic has stopped distributing the children’s book A Birthday Cake for George Washington in the face of controversy over the illustrations of “slaves as happy, smiling workers” (New York Times). The book is about a real-life … Continue reading

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Stupid Is As Stupid Does

Governor and Republican presidential hopeful Chris Christie recently vetoed legislation that would have guaranteed daily recess to children in New Jersey’s elementary schools. He stated, “because part of my job as governor is to veto the stupid bills. That was … Continue reading

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NYT Bestsellers So White?

Representation has an incredible effect on the general populations. Media can take a story about a group of people facing different hardships and make a huge audience care about them. Books like “Silent Spring” by Rachel Carson or movies like … Continue reading

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The end of my love for reading

For as long as I can remember, I have always loved reading.  I remember numerous days in which I would finish multiple books within hours as a young child. I actually remember the feeling of being literally on the edge … Continue reading

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