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Volume 29 Number 4
 


Cover Story

Free 4-Year-Olds Discuss Love and Marriage


By A.J. Jennings


An early childhood educator shows how far-ranging discussions can open children’s eyes to a broader understanding of relationships, including same-sex marriage and not getting married at all.

Free Los niños y las niñas de 4 años hablan sobre el amor y el matrimonio


Por A. J. Jennings, Traducido por Nicholas Yurchenco


Una maestra de preescolar demuestra cómo una variedad de conversaciones pueden ampliar el conocimiento de los niños sobre las relaciones interpersonales, incluyendo los matrimonios del mismo sexo y las parejas que no se casan.

Free Baby Steps Toward Restorative Justice


By Linea King


A middle school teacher tries to implement restorative practices in her classroom. It’s harder than she thought.

Special Section: Collaborating to Capture Community Resilience

Collaborating to Capture Community Resilience


By Stephanie Cariaga and Jerica Coffey


Teachers form an inquiry-based study group to support each other as they look for ways to build on the resilience of their students.

Storytelling as Resistance


By Jerica Coffey


After a critical look at how their community is described by others, high school students interview and tell the true stories of people in their Watts, Los Angeles, neighborhood.

Research as Healing


By Stephanie Cariaga


As 9th graders focus persuasive letters on community issues, their teacher realizes she must be open about her own pain to empower students to be open about theirs.

Features

Free Can We Rescue the Common Core Standards from the Testing Machine?


By Peter Greene


Would the Common Core be OK if it weren’t for the tests? An activist/blogger says no.

Learning About Inequality
A poem for two voices


By Linda Christensen


A master English teacher uses dialogue poems to develop empathy and connect history to literature.

Free Climate Change and School in a Yup’ik Fishing Village


By Jill Howdyshell


In a small village in southwestern Alaska, climate change is a current reality, not a distant fear. But it’s not in the curriculum or discussed at school.

Blood on the Tracks
Why are there so few Black students in our science classes?


By Amy Lindahl


Science teachers at a Portland, Oregon, high school ask how they can make their science classes more welcoming to Black students.

Colonizing Wild Tongues


By Camila Arze Torres Goitia


A teacher vividly describes her own experience of English-only schooling.

Departments

Free Editorial

Teaching as Defiance


By the editors of Rethinking Schools


Free Letters

Free Short Stuff

Seattle Students Vote with Their Feet

Poets Start Young

Schoolchildren Targeted in Baltimore

Global Teacher Unions Protest at Pearson Meeting

Teacher Fired for Get-Well Letters to Mumia Abu-Jamal

Free Resources

Our picks for books, videos, websites, and other social justice education resources.

Free Good Stuff

Thinking and Playing Under Pressure

Got an idea for an article? Got a letter for us?

Contact Jody Sokolower, managing editor:
jody@rethinkingschools.org