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Strage Prize 2015 with Sonali Rajan 

The Strage Junior Faculty Prize committee honors Sonali Rajan as the 2015 Strage Prize recipient. Since 2012, Dr. Rajan has served as the Assistant Professor of Health Education in the Department of Health and Behavior Studies at Teachers College, Columbia University. At TC, her work has focused chiefly on identifying patterns of risk behavior among youth, …

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Time to “Rhee”sign? 

On August 21, 2011 the New York Times published an article written by Michael Winerip entitled "Eager for Spotlight, but Not if It Is on a Testing Scandal". The article profiles the spotlight-hungry Michelle Rhee, former Washington, DC schools Chancellor and founder of StudentsFirst, the highly data-driven, education reformer-beloved "student" advocacy group. Specifically, Winerip revealed …

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Room for Debate: Are School Librarians Expendable? 

The New York Times "Room for Debate" series often features smart commentary on genuinely interesting issues. This recent edition is no exception: Room for Debate: Are School Librarians Expendable? The authors raise a number of important points: How can we prevent libraries from being undervalued when their true value is so difficult to measure? Can …

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Multicultural School Psychology Competencies: A Practical Guide 

Title: Multicultural School Psychology Competencies: A Practical Guide Author: Danielle Martines Publisher: Sage Publications, Inc (July 8, 2008) Check it out! LB3013.6 .M365 2008 From the publisher: This unique guidebook is specifically designed with useful multicultural applications aimed at practice-based school psychology. The text compiles an informational and instructional array of helpful "hands-on" checklists, reviews …

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Collective trust: why schools can’t improve without it 

Title: Collective trust: why schools can't improve without it Author: Forsyth, Patrick B. , Curt M. Adams and Wayne K. Hoy Publisher: Teachers College Press Call No.: LA217.2 .F66 2011 From the Publisher: The culmination of nearly three decades of research, Collective Trust offers new insight and practical knowledge on the social construction of trust for school improvement. The authors argue that …

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It’s Not All Flowers and Sausages 

Title:It's not all flowers and sausages : my adventures in second grade Author: Jennifer "Mrs. Mimi" Scoggin Publisher:New York : Kaplan Pub., c2009 Check It OutPN6231.S3 S855 2009 From the Publisher: Meet Mrs. Mimi - she's the second grade teacher every kid should have. Hip and hilarious, she brings us into her New York City classroom, with no hold barred. From the Great Pencil Crisis of 2003 to ill-fated field trips (lesson #1: …

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Are Virtual Schools “Real” Schools? 

I'm from Georgia and I still have a look at the local news from time to time. This particular story caught my eye this morning: Georgia Supreme Court: Online courses can qualify as "attending school" A case came up in which a man's eligibility to continue receiving child support from his biological father past age …

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School Gardens 

Even though I have yet to be personally involved in one, I think that school gardens contain a lot of potential in the field of education and hope to be able to participate in one with my class when I start teaching. The most obvious benefits are increased availability of and direct access to fresh …

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Some thoughts on the documentary “Beyond the Bricks” 

"Beyond the Bricks," which was screened yesterday at Milbank Chapel, not only addresses one of the nation's most critical problems - the low academic performance of black males - but also offers solutions to bring about change. In contrast to the documentary film "Waiting for Superman," change doesn't begin with policy makers, but with …

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Barriers to learning : the case for integrated mental health services in schools / Debra S. Lean and Vincent A. Colucci. 

Title: Barriers to learning : the case for integrated mental health services in schools Author: Debra S. Lean and Vincent A. Colucci. Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield Education, c2010. Call Number: LB3430 .L43 2010 From the Publisher: A key concern for educators, administrators, professional support services personnel, parents and policy makers are barriers …

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Food in American Schools 

Have you ever walked through a school cafeteria at lunch time? Or do you remember those days from when you were a student in a cafeteria? Having not grown up in the States, I have nothing to compare school lunch of recent years to, but from what I have seen in the past few years …

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