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RESTORATIVE JUSTICE PRACTICES–WHY AREN’T OUR SCHOOL DISTRICTS DOING THIS FOR BOTH FACULTY AND YOUTH


How Restorative Practices Work for Students and Educators BY MARY ELLEN FLANNERY A few Mondays ago, a Denver third-grader named Luca sat down in a circle with his classmates and started a conversation like this: “If you were an animal for … Continue reading

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TEACHERS: WHEN WORK HURTS…


Threatened and Attacked By Students: When Work Hurts BY JOHN ROSALES Shannon Macaulay, teacher at Meadowbrook High School. (Photo: Luis Gomez) The student was extremely upset about something. A paraeducator approached him to inquire. In response, the student kicked her squarely in … Continue reading

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Fund the Movement to put Heat on Private Prisons


     Dear Kevin, The private prison industry is feeling the heat. SunTrust Bank and PNB Paribas announced last week that they will stop financing private prisons.1,2  And just yesterday, Fifth Third Bancorp announced they will also no longer provide … Continue reading

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Check out these ten less common, ‘silent’ disruptors of student academic performance


Every student deserves the best education possible. This means that as educators we have to understand all of the potential barriers to both comprehension and classroom performance. Check out these ten less common, ‘silent’ disruptors of student academic performance—factors that … Continue reading

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Amazon Protectors Choose Renewable Energy


Power to the Protectors in Ecuador Kichwa Communities Fight Fossil Fuel Expansion with Renewable Energy JULY 11, 2019 CARLOS MAZABANDA Across the Amazon, indigenous peoples are stepping up their efforts to defend their rainforest territories and rights from the extractive … Continue reading

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Have you had a conversion after being taken to the corners of your mind? heart?


“But I have prayed for you that your own faith may not fail; and you, when once you have turned back, strengthen your brothers.” -Luke 22:32 I do believe life is all about conversions. Bishop Noel Jones preached that God will … Continue reading

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The PEN10 and Other Articles


INTERVIEW The PEN Ten: An Interview in Translation with Carlos LabbéBy Lily Philpott“The biggest threat to free expression today is algorithm-based marketing, because it reduces subjectivity to a finite toolbox of variables.”Read more » SERIESWorks of Justice: On Writing in … Continue reading

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POINTS OF ENTRY: WRITERS ON THE BORDER


PEN America members are sharing reflections on the crisis surrounding the treatment of immigrants, asylum seekers, and those living in the United States without documentation. As we learn more about the conditions in immigration detention centers and as the federal … Continue reading

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3 letter word: OIL


“The Missing Three-Letter Word in the Iran Crisis: Oil’s Enduring Sway in U.S. Policy in the Middle East” By Michael Klare, TomDispatch.com, posted July 11 Traces four decades of US determination to control the shipping lanes for the export of … Continue reading

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Here’s what to know if ICE shows up at your door


Share our multilingual Know Your Rights guide on Facebook and Twitter. Everybody should know that we have rights that ICE cannot violate. ICE Immigration Raids Expected To Begin In 10 Cities On Sunday …https://www.kpbs.org/news/2019/…/ice-immigration-raids-expected-begin-10-cities-su… Jun 21, 2019 – Though federal immigration authorities are expected to begin sweeps … “They do theirthing, … Continue reading

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