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Broward County School Board member Lori Alhadeff listens during a meeting of the Broward County School Board, Tuesday, March 5, 2019, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Broward County School Board member Lori Alhadeff listens during a meeting of the Broward County School Board in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Alhadeff told the South Florida Sun-Sentinel that she does not feel like the book "Ghost Boys" is appropriate for 5th graders.
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Curriculum School Halts Use of Fictional Book in Which Officer Kills a Black Child
Fifth graders in at least one Broward County school were assigned to read a book that critics say casts police officers as racist liars.
Rafael Olmeda, South Florida Sun-Sentinel, May 10, 2021
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A copy of the book "And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street," by Dr. Seuss, rests in a chair on March 1, 2021, in Walpole, Mass. Dr. Seuss Enterprises, the business that preserves and protects the author and illustrator's legacy, announced on his birthday, Tuesday, March 2, 2021, that it would cease publication of several children's titles including "And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street" and "If I Ran the Zoo," because of insensitive and racist imagery.
Dr. Seuss Enterprises announced it would cease publication of several of the author's children's titles because of insensitive and racist imagery.
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Curriculum The Dr. Seuss Controversy: What Educators Need to Know
The business that manages Dr. Seuss' work and legacy will cease publishing six books due to racist stereotypes and offensive content.
Sarah Schwartz, March 2, 2021
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Equity & Diversity Opinion Author Interview: 'No More Culturally Irrelevant Teaching'
Mariana Souto-Manning discusses her book, which highlights designing spaces where BIPOC students feel, see, and experience belonging.
Larry Ferlazzo, December 14, 2020
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Curriculum Opinion Author Interview: 'Cultural Competence Now'
Vernita Mayfield agreed to answer a few questions about her book, "Cultural Competence Now: 56 Exercises to Help Educators Understand and Challenge Bias, Racism, and Privilege."
Larry Ferlazzo, April 2, 2020
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Reading & Literacy 'Decodable' Books: Boring, Useful, or Both?
These sound-it-out books designed for young readers aren’t always popular with teachers. But experts say they’re an important tool.
Sarah Schwartz, March 13, 2020
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Teaching Profession For Teachers, Life Is More 'The Office' and Less 'Freedom Writers,' Roxanna Elden Says
Elden's new novel, "Adequate Yearly Progress," is a satirical look at the day-to-day frustrations, minor victories, and interpersonal drama of teaching.
Madeline Will, February 7, 2020
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Curriculum Opinion Author Interview With Dr. Gholdy Muhammad: 'Cultivating Genius'
For the 100th book-related post in this blog, Gholdy Muhammad agreed to answer a few questions about her new book, "Cultivating Genius: An Equity Framework for Culturally and Historically Responsive Literacy."
Larry Ferlazzo, January 28, 2020
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Curriculum Opinion Author Interview: 'Culturally Responsive Education in the Classroom'
Adeyemi Stembridge talks about his new book, "Culturally Responsive Education In The Classroom: An Equity Framework for Pedagogy, including explaining the difference between "equity" and "equality."
Larry Ferlazzo, January 6, 2020
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Curriculum Opinion Author Interview: 'Be Excellent on Purpose'
Sanée Bell agreed to answer a few questions about her new book, "Be Excellent On Purpose: Intentional Strategies for Impactful Leadership."
Larry Ferlazzo, October 1, 2019
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Curriculum This Banned Books Week, Stories With LGBTQ Themes Dominate the Most-Challenged List
Six of the 11 listed books were banned for including LGBTQ stories—and one has been challenged for promoting stereotypes about Mexicans.
Sarah Schwartz, September 26, 2019
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Curriculum Math Teachers Take a Page From English/Language Arts: Comic Books!
Comic books and graphic novels, popular in many language arts and social studies classes, are just now tiptoeing into the world of K-12 math.
Catherine Gewertz, September 24, 2019
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