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Achievement Gap or Development Gap? Afterschool Programs like All Stars Project Inc. Could be a Solution

Achievement Gap or Development Gap? Afterschool Programs like All Stars Project Inc. Could be a Solution
The achievement gap– close it, narrow it, fix it…rename it?  What if we viewed it as a development gap? Considering the schedules of many of the children I know (mine included), most middle class families need an organizing system to make sure everyone is where they are supposed to be when it comes to attending... Read more »

Springsteen, Bon Jovi, Christina Aguilera, & Jon Stewart Raising Funds for Sandy Victims Tonight on NBC

My daughter and I watched the pictures from the disaster that hurricane Sandy left behind on our nation’s east coast on the news last night. In New York, people were looking in dumpsters for food thrown out by restaurants in order to have something to eat.  People are without power, heat and potable water. After... Read more »

Walking the Red Carpet of Won't Back Down

Walking the Red Carpet of Won't Back Down
The “teacher movie” genre is full of inspiring stories, fictional and non-fictional designed to move the audience. Everyone has a favorite. Mine are Stand and Deliver, Lean on Me, Mr. Holland’s Opus, Dead Poet’s Society, and Mona Lisa Smile. Recently released, Won’t Back Down is another movie in this genre, but this time the emphasis... Read more »
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