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WALT WHITMAN (1892) “Song of Myself” 

Song of Myself (1892 version) By Walt Whitman 1 I celebrate myself, and sing myself, And what I assume you shall assume, For every atom belonging to me as good belongs to you. I loafe and invite my soul, I lean and loafe at my ease observing a spear of summer grass. My tongue, every …

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Professor Vanessa Siddle Walker’s talk on “Historical Resistance Strategies” on October 2 at 6pm. 

The 2014 Edmund Gordon lecture, whether you can join us for the earlier conference events or not. Professor Vanessa Siddle Walker of Emory University, possibly best known to you as author of Their Highest Potential: An African American School Community in the Segregated South, and the 2012 Brown lecture at AERA, "Black Educators as Educational Advocates …

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Middle School Band Director – Harlem Children’s Zone 

Middle School Band Director – Harlem Children’s Zone JOB LINK Music Teacher, HCZ Promise Academy Tracking Code 486-287 Job Description The mission of HCZ Promise Academy Charter Schools is to provide a first-rate, year-round, extended-day, college-preparatory, K-12 education to students living in under-performing school districts. Our schools are rooted in the belief that all students …

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REPOST DIANE RAVITCH: Schneider: Are Common Core and Common Core Testing Illegal? 

Federal law states clearly that no agent of the federal government may seek to influence, direct, or control curriculum or instruction. For many decades, both parties agreed that they did not want the party in power to use federal power to control the schools of the nation. Thus, while it was appropriate for the U.S. …

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REPOST DIANE RAVITCH: New York: Report on Inequitable Funding 

Governor Cuomo oftens complains about spending on public schools. But he fails to mention budget cuts and inequitable funding. A new report by the Alliance for Quality Education lays out the facts and their consequences for Néw York’s public schools. Good report /summary below of funding gap and education cuts since CFE. New York state’s …

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LIFE 

I think that the beauty to be found in life, at this point in my life, is centered on the fleeting moments that we loss grasp of as time passes us bye. It is in these moments that life springs hopeful and eternal. It is in these moments I find myself straddled between yesterday and …

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IMAGINATION…. 

Never get too old to IMAGINE all of the possibilities out there in life. It is oh so important to not just be creativity, which is in my opinion merely a by-product of the imaginative process, BUT more importantly take time to think about what could be and what isn't. the imagination is a wonderful …

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ROLAND BARTHES “To the Seminar” 

ROLAND BARTHES  “To the Seminar” Where should I begin with this wonderful reading?  I have thoroughly enjoyed the winding, twisty and metaphoric nature of this text. Deciphering Barthes’ cadence and the resolution of his ideas was a challenge, but a welcomed one. This text certainly reminds me of one of his other great works, in …

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Happy Valentine’s Day 

I wrote this poem several years ago for my then girl friend, now wife Antonia M. Sheel. I hope that this work of prose inspires you to think deeper, smile or write your own work. ENJOY! POEM aka “A Poem for Antonia” by Jarritt Ahmed Sheel This day and Time Tippy toeing down the stairs SHE …

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Arts education gives students skills to create, adapt and take risks in the future 

Arts education gives students skills to create, adapt and take risks in the future. Wynton Marsalis and Harvard President Drew Faust in 2009.(Photo: Darren McCollester, Getty Images file photo) STORY HIGHLIGHTS Today's students will hold jobs that have not yet been invented, using skills not yet defined. The arts are about imagining beyond the bounds …

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2014 

As this wonderful year begins, I was reminded by my mother of the promises I wrote down in a high school year book almost twenty years ago. I visited my family during the holiday season, during my break from graduate school between fall and spring semesters. I happen to go over to my mothers's house, …

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Changing How We Live in the 21st Centrury 

I had a revelation today about the change. It is very difficult to switch directions once you set on a particular course, but it is possible. As I watched a martial arts movie about the late great win chun master Yip "IP" Man, I was reminded that it is possible. IN the movie the young …

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THE IMPORTANCE OF LITERACY 

Literacy is very important in our lives as academians, students, teachers, and survivors.

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How many credits….. 

October 29, 2013 Are You Competent? Prove It. By ANYA KAMENETZ IN 1893, Charles Eliot, president of Harvard, introduced to the National Education Association a novel concept: the credit hour. Roughly equivalent to one hour of lecture time a week for a 12- to 14-week semester, it became the basic unit of a college education, …

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Points… 

Every good classroom and lesson should have multiple points of entry, departure and arrival for its inhabitants.

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What I Love About Kanye & Drake 

What I love the about Kanye West and Drake, as figures in American culture and more specifically Black America is that they represent the invisible. They represent the dynamic that is not ever seen in the black male among other prominent American literature and media. They are the hulking brute or the pensive thug. They …

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Developing Ideas …(Self vs. Us) 

These developing ideas that I speak of revolve around the various readings I have had over the last few weeks as well as the score of thoughts that have arrived as a reaction to said readings. The idea of "Awareness" was the first such reaction to my interactions in school and from reading critically. I …

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Growing Awareness… 

Are you aware..... There is this growing awareness that is unraveling inside of me. I am excited to know more, and experience new things. However, I am more interested in become more aware of the world and its movements, changes, developments, etc. This eye opening time period in my life is more about sensing and …

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The Amount… 

Its the amount.... Let me preface this by saying... I am not complaining about school. I am blessed to be here contending with the various challenges associated with attending a top tier school like teachers College, Columbia University. I recently found out that TC was ranked #2 in professional schools of education in the United States of America. However,.... …

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