Monthly Archives: October 2016

An Act of Monumental Importance: Engaging Our Students, Ourselves, and Our Society

By SEAN LLOYD Chief Family and Community Engagement Officer Paulo Freire Charter School, Newark, New Jersey There is a widening gap in society between the haves and have nots.  This chasm of inequality has manifested itself in ridiculously disproportionate distribution … Continue reading

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Fearless Teaching: Collected Stories

by Stuart Grauer, Stuart is a CWI contributing editor and veteran educator. His new book Fearless Teaching is a stirring and audacious jaunt around the world that peeks—with the eyes of one of America’s most seasoned educators–into places you will … Continue reading

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Community, Confucius, and the Moving Vehicle

By Joe Brooks, CWI Founder and Director We seem to now be at new moment of societal conflict and crisis — playing itself out in a host of ways, politically and socially. But at the root, perhaps we are really … Continue reading

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“Kids Get It!” Waste Reduction and Service-Learning

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Two Administrators Reflect on Service-Learning

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East LA Interchange: A Story of Community and Change

East LA Interchange tells the story of working-class, immigrant Boyle Heights, the oldest neighborhood in East Los Angeles. The question of whether an evolving Boyle Heights can preserve its unique culture and history along with a desire to create new … Continue reading

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