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PHS Science Teacher Joy Barnes-Johnson: “Embellish Every Day With Laughter”

Teacher and Not in Our Town Princeton facilitator, Dr. Joy Barnes-Johnson was awarded the 2019 NJEA Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Human and Civil Rights award.  While they neglected to mention the award and her co-teaching the first Princeton High…

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My Student Asked Me If I Was Racist So I Told the Truth and Said Yes

Teacher Zachary Wright explains his answer to his student.  A lesson for everyone.  Read his article by clicking here.

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Julie Washington’s Quest to Get Schools to Respect African-American English

In his article in the Atlantic, William Brennan describes the efforts of speech pathologist Julie Washington to have schools implement code-switching between the dialect of African American English and standard English in teaching reading and in closing the black-white literacy…

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How Do You Teach Slavery?

1a radio program host Joshua Johnson and his guests Hasan Kwame Jeffries, Chair of the Teaching Hard History Advisory Board and associate professor of history at Ohio State University, Adam Sanchez, high school history teacher, editor of “Rethinking Schools” magazine…

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History class should be the last place where we stop talking about race

Noting the complaint that “appears at least once on my students’ course evaluations: ‘too much time on race’ ” every time he teaches American history, Donald Earl Collins adds, “A small but persistent minority of my students seem to want…

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