Monthly Archives: September 2013

School Reform or Reform School?

The third grade Virginia Standards of Learning in Social Studies (Virginia’s version of the Common Core) define community as a place where people work, live, and play (3.10).  This definition is too limited.  Community is deep and broad and soars … Continue reading

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Hope Sticks

You could smell hope in the newly sharpened pencils.  You could see it in the stacks and packs of blank notebook paper.   You could hear it in the spotless new shoes squeaking on the varnished 100 year old floor. Hope … Continue reading

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