What We’re Reading

Every week, GC picks out a selection of articles that are relevant to our work and to the civics education space as a whole. We at GC love to expand our learning in every aspect of what we do, and we hope you enjoy our selections!

Will John Kingā€™s last effort to desegregate New Yorkā€™s schools work?Ā Chalkbeat- A comprehensive article on the incoming Secretary of Education’s plan to attempt to revamp struggling schools through integration.Ā  A good accompany piece to the informative This American LifeĀ podcasts on segregation from this summer.
Confusing Ohio test results are latest effort to unravel Common Coreā€™s promise,Ā Washington Post- Ohio officials are interpreting Common Core test results different from the rest of the country – which is directly contrary to the reason Common Core was created in the first place.
A Black Boy in Baltimore,Ā The Atlantic- A teenager in Baltimore is attempting to redefine the stereotypes of his neighborhood in West Baltimore through writing and other forms of creativity.

Pawtucket Students Protest Police Takedown , ProvidenceĀ Journal- A police officer took down a student in a Pawtucket, Rhode Island school, and students responded by protesting and walking out.Ā  Intense student activism in action.
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