Digital Brief & Event

[Digital Brief] Teachers Not Shying Away from Political Talk but Still Fearful (Education Week)

April 7, 2017

While national politics are still creating sharp divides in school communities, most teachers aren't avoiding the topic, says a survey from the Education Week Research Center. Fift five percent of 830 teachers who participated in the survey responded that they have not avoided discussing current controversial issues in the classroom this school year, and another 28 percent did avoid talking about national politics with their students. But teachers are fearful––They are fear of parental and student pushback. Only 44 percent said their training adequately prepared them to handle those

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community walks

[Digital Brief] Community Walks

March 28, 2017

Students teach teachers, not the other way around. Students in Oakland International High School (OIHS) in California, in which 32 languages are spoken by those who have newly arrived from 33 countries, tell their immigration stories on the “community walks” day. They lead a teach-in with their staff group, facilitate discussions, and walk the neighborhood,

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Facing History and Ourselves

[Event] Transforming Schools and Classrooms: Empowering Student Voice and Civic Participation (April 5, 2017)

March 14, 2017

This event is part of the 2016-2017 Facing History and Ourselves Contemporary Issues Forum Series, in partnership with The Youth and Participatory Action Frame Project at Harvard University.

Join us at Harvard University Gutman Library for an all-day forum for teachers and school administrators on April 5th, 2017. In a series of

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[Digital Brief] How Americans Encounter, Recall and Act Upon Digital News (Pew)

February 9, 2017

Social media and direct visits to news organizations’ websites are the most common sources for news online, according to a new study conducted by the Pew Research Center, "How Americans Encounter, Recall and Act Upon Digital News."  The study also reveals that most poeple are aware of the sources of news they consume, which is important with respect to a rising concern over

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