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Timothy D. Goler

Urban Education: The New Civil Rights Movement

The 50th anniversary of the March on Washington has allowed us to pause and reflect upon the progress made or not made by the civil rights movement throughout the years. In my opinion, it is clear that education remains the root of all positive change for the urban community. It is also clear the only way to really build up or tear down a community is.
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Desperate Choices

The recent tragic death of Emilliano Terry has created a lot of dialogue in the community. Whether on local television news, in the newspaper or on social media, the majority of the comments from others are the same: shock and deep sadness for the loss of a life cut way too short. His mother Camilia was charged with aggravated murder. Many can’t understand why a.
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For Best Results, The TRIPOD Model

Chances are everyone reading this article has gone to a Home Depot or similar big box outlet for supplies to complete a ‘do-it-yourself’ project.  In the process, you have probably purchased spray paint, varnish, paint, etc., to complete the job.  If you are an instruction reader, you remember a special three-word caution that generally appears on most products, i.e. ‘for best results…’ This phrase is.
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Broadening the Definition of Academic Success

In an age when the definition of a child’s success is becoming increasingly narrowed by defining their success purely on their performance on a mandated standardized test works counter to the philosophy of the important development of a whole child. Today’s education, by necessity, must encompass the development of all aspects of the child, including but not limited to the academic, social and emotional. Without.
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Public Schools as a Community Building Asset

The City of Cleveland and the Cleveland Metropolitan School District are looking to improve the quality of education here by seeking a big tax increase in November to carry out the district’s improvement plan. This presents an exciting opportunity to promote discussion about many fundamental issues: What is the purpose of public schooling? What is the connection between schooling and a person’s quality of life? What.
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Launching the HBCU Preparatory Schools Network – A Pipeline for Future Leaders!

With the continuing development of China, India and other nations around the globe, it is increasingly clear the next generation of urban students will be relegated to little more than observers in the global enterprise unless they develop sophisticated skills in the areas of technology, science and mathematics. The days of succeeding without advanced academic development and training are gone. Future generations, more and more, will be required, at a minimum, to have a college degree. Both.
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How to Be a Good Father

How can a father avoid making his children feel bitter? It is vital that he recognize the importance of his role as a father. “Fatherhood turns out to be a complex and unique phenomenon with huge consequences for the emotional and intellectual growth of children,” according to a journal on mental health. What is the role of a father? In many families, the father is seen primarily.
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Special Education Services and Your Child

Parents are their children’s best advocates because parents know their children better than anyone else. That is why parents are so important when a child needs special education. The term “special education” encompasses educational programs that serve children with mental, physical, emotional, and behavioral disabilities. Some common types of disabilities in special education are attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder also called ADHD; mental retardation and emotional disturbance. The federal government’s.
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The Value of Mentoring

Webster’s dictionary defines a mentor as a trusted counselor or guide who gives advice and instruction to (someone) regarding the course or process to be followed. Today, our children are in desperate need of a mentor in their life. They are in need of adults who can offer positive and constructive advice on how to navigate life while learning how to make healthy choices and.
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Anybody’s Child

The nation is grieving and outraged over the senseless murder of Trayvon Martin. This 17-year-old high school student could have been anybody’s child. An innocent trip to a convenient store to purchase a bag of Skittles and iced tea turned into a death sentence.   Our racial intolerance has progressed from “driving while black” to “walking while black and wearing a hoodie." The outrage has sparked.
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The Greatest Love of All – Our Children

The untimely passing of Whitney Houston has saddened the world. A music icon that became known as “The Voice” — Whitney Houston created many memorable songs for people of all ages to enjoy. I've always liked “The Greatest Love of All” because the words of the song describe what I believe is the most important lesson in life: to learn how to love yourself. “I believe.
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Parent Involvement 101 – Love Yourself First

On most commercial airlines, there is a safety demonstration before the airplane takes flight. The flight attendant says: "In the event of cabin depressurization, the oxygen mask will automatically drop. Place the mask on yourself, and then help your child or others who may need assistance." The message? We can’t help anyone else, even those we love deeply, if we haven’t fully secured our own safety and.
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A New Year’s Resolution for Education

As we begin to reflect on 2011, let us take a moment to recognize the many contributions that were made to ensure that the children in our communities were given the opportunity to maximize on their dreams and aspirations through a quality education. Perhaps as an educator, you spent countless hours outside the classroom to enhance and support the development of your students. Or maybe you.
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