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Struggling Schools Can Turn Around

(Image: iStock.com/monkeybusinessimages) Can low-performing schools be turned around? According to the Brookings Institute, yes. And there are certain practices that, implemented faithfully, practically ensure a successful turnaround. Below is an excerpt of a fascinating post about one principal’s challenge: turning around a school where little learning was occurring. When Alison …

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GOP Hispanics Seem Surprised They’re For Trump

GOP Hispanics Seem Surprised They’re For Trump The group is trying to persuade Latinos to vote for a candidate who wants mass deportations. CREDIT: SCREENCAP Donald Trump has called Mexican immigrants “rapists.” He’s promised the mass deportation of undocumented immigrants and wants to blackmail Mexico into building a border wall …

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'The Invading California / New York Horde'

Alana Semuels wrote a popular piece last month called “The Racist History of Portland, the Whitest City in America.” Towards the end of it, she writes: Yet as the city became more progressive and “weird,” full of artists and techies and bikers, it did not have a conversation about …

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See North West Posing in Kim Kardashian’s Shoes

North West decided to step into her mom’s shoes — a pair of fashion forward Balenciaga boots that is. The 3-year-old tot didn’t care if Kim Kardashian’s metallic thigh-highs didn’t come in her size — she was determined to pose in them regardless, even if it was lying on the floor. Kardashian posted the …

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West Point Women Cleared for Raised-Fists Photo

Last week a group of graduating black, female West Point cadets were thrust into the spotlight when a photo of them raising their fists went viral Last week a group of graduating black, female West Point cadets were thrust into the spotlight when a photo of them raising their fists …

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