Category Archive: Education Justice

“Smart simply means you’re ready to learn”

STEM education has arisen as a national priority in the U.S., as it has become increasingly apparent that U.S. students are not advancing in math and science at the same pace as in… Continue reading

Building a Multi-Ethnic Children’s Library – Ezra Jack Keats – Plus Complaints About Weather

It is April 22, and here in Saint Paul we are in the middle of a snowstorm – we are expected to get 2-4 inches tonight.  This is the third snow storm in… Continue reading

Event – African American Leadership Forum VIII – The Time is Now! Educating Every Black Child

My colleagues and I will be attending the African American Leadership Forum Conference tomorrow at General Mills.  The topic is “The Time is Now! Educating Every Black Child.”  We’ll be bringing some of… Continue reading

Event: An evening discussing leaderships needs to create good schools

Originally posted on Junior League of Minneapolis:
Event: The Leadership Factor with Dr. Steve Perry Dr. Perry is one of the most exciting and outspoken leaders in education today. The author of Push Has Come…

Bee Bim Bop! – Building a Multi-Ethnic Children’s Library

Bee-Bim Bop! by Linda Sue Park.   Bee-Bim Bop! is so cute.  The rhymes are fun and rhytmic, and Ho Baek Lee’s illustrations are sweet and playful. The book tells the story of a… Continue reading

“Ethnic” Books – Please, Baby, Please

I need a new title for this series, I HATE writing “Ethnic” everyone is “ethnic.”  I don’t want to call in minority, or multi-cultural or … any suggestions? :All this springs from an… Continue reading

Music of Our Lives Recap

Tonight was “Music of Our Lives.”  The fundraising event for Park Avenue Youth and Family Services CDF Freedom Schools Program.  The music, the crowd, the food, the venue were all fantastic and above… Continue reading

Music of Our Lives

Video from 2011 Music of Our Lives Tickets are $50 at the door and support the Children’s Defense Fund Freedom School® at Park Avenue Youth and Family Services.  There will be an hors d’oeuvres… Continue reading

“Ethnic Books” – Birchbark House Series – Louise Erdrich

Yesterday I mentioned that I would start featuring good children’s literature featuring non-white protagonists.  I’ve been reaching out to all of the mom’s and dad’s of pre-schoolers that I know for Early Childhood… Continue reading

“Ethnic Books” – Blind Spot – Multicultural, Multiracial, Multi-ethnic Children’s Literature

Education Week’s Early Years Blog reports that preschool teachers cannot name books with non-white protagonists, even as 40% of our students are non-white in the United States: A group of more than 100… Continue reading