Sunday, February 19, 2012

Great Article about Racism in Sports

Just read a great article about racism in sports, specifically related to the commentary around Jeremy Lin. What was interesting is, without knowing the language used in academia, the author found the difference between institutionalized racism and the insidious form of racism known as societal racism. It is refreshing to see some one outside the field of academia and education have a reasoned, intelligent conversation about race.



Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Detroit Public Schools Improving Parent Involvement

A great news report from NPR reporting on the parent programs Detroit Public Schools has created to engage parents.  Some of these ideas sounded great, like a dedicated homework corner in a home.