Tag: Poverty

Getting Homework Right

Designing homework with students of poverty in mind Homework, like taking a daily vitamin, is supposed to be good for us. So why all the angst over a seemingly benign antidote? For teachers, homework is frequently just another piece of paper to grade; for parents, another evening chore to be done; and for students, a

From Ideology to Action and From Progressive Pedigrees to Peacemaking

Making social conscience and democracy come alive The call came in December 2015. I didn’t recognize the voice of Dr. Glenda Mosley. A native of the Baltimore, Maryland, area, Dr. Mosley is a business owner, a concerned citizen, and an entrepreneur. Her passion was clear and compelling that day as she spoke about her city

Positive Contact: Redefining Parent Involvement

Ms. Jones had never had three college-educated adults visit her modest, one-room, government-subsidized apartment. Working two jobs, one at a hotel and the other as a waitress, going back to school, and being a single mother made it difficult to make time for this unusual visit. But this was a special occasion. Her son’s seventh