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What to the Learner of Color Is Your 4th of July?

What to the Learner of Color Is Your 4th of July?

His words still ring true and, interpreted under a different light, underscore the current state of public education for children of color in the United States today. I chose to take a bit of interpretive license in my blog post of today, examining his message as though it were written for our learners of color.

Urban or Rural, a Risk is a Risk

Urban or Rural, a Risk is a Risk

Over the seven months that I studied them, I saw tremendous (statistically significant) growth in their vocabulary and reading scores. More importantly, I saw the lights come on when they experienced success for the first time in their academic career. I saw their trepidation turn to elation as they were able to engage in close reading of near- and on-grade-level text.