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A book for which to look

November 29, 2006

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On my recent travels, I was reading an advanced copy of Ravi Howard‘s Like Trees Walking. This first person narrative is a fictionalized account of one of the last hangings in the south. The authors lightly places elements in the book to remind us of the times in which the story occurred such the social […]

In Memory: Bebe Moore Campbell

November 28, 2006

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Bebe Moore Campbell, may she rest in peace.

Happy Feet

November 7, 2006

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This movie looks so cute!

Do You Find Inspiration in Literature and Movies?

November 7, 2006

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The National Collaboration for Youth (NCY) and Heartland Film Festival’s Truly Moving Pictures have teamed together in a collaborative project called F.I.L.M., an acronym for “Finding Inspiration in Literature and Movies.” The literacy and film program encourages youth associated with NCY organizations to screen the featured films, read the books associated with the movies, participate […]

Win a Chance to take your Students to South Africa

November 4, 2006

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Until 30 November, National Geographic has a competition which gives 2 teachers the opportunity to win a trip to South Africa for them and some of their students.  What a fantastic opportunity!

Children Left Behind

November 4, 2006

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The International Reading Association’s blog just posted a link to a new report from the Thomas B. Fordam Foundation. The Fordham Report 2006: How Well Are States Educating Our Neediest Children?. The Foundation collected 15 years of data and sythnesized it into a report on how well each state has education its poor and minority […]