Harvard Educational Review of Hip Hop Genius

This month, the Harvard Educational Review released its first issue focused on arts education in 22 years. The journal featured a review of Hip Hop Genius: Remixing High School Education. Click on th.

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Oct 23rd #HipHopEd Twitter Chat Featuring Hip Hop Genius

UPDATE: Click here for a link to the archived chat that occurred on the 23rd. Thanks to all who joined–and thanks to Amil Cook for “chirpifying” the chat! ORIGINAL POST: Two years a.

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College Unbound

I spend a lot of time in conversations about how to improve high schools.  In these conversations, it is almost always assumed that the best measure of a high school’s success is whether studen.

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First Different, Then Better Education Innovation

Photo by Angelis Baez Like all conferences, education convenings can be boring.  This sucks for those of us who attend them.  It also sucks for the millions of young people who are counting on us to.

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Weekly Digest – 05/03/10

Greetings everyone!  Sorry things have been quiet on the site lately.  I have been on the road for the past three weeks and have not had much time to write.  When I have been writing, I’ve ha.

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Turning Guns Into Roses

Schools inside juvenile prisons are often not centers of inquiry, imagination and social justice.  But there are a few that are trying hard to provide life-altering educational experiences for all .

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Jay-Z Speaks on His Writing Process – VIDEO

The first week of March, I sent out a link (via Twitter and Facebook) to an article in which Xzibit, Pusha T (from the Clipse), Drake and Nicki Minaj speak about their writing processes. Then last wee.

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Finding the Bright Spots in Education: Reflecting on the Heath Brothers’ New Book, Switch

“To pursue bright spots is to ask the question ‘What’s working, and how can we do more of it?’  Sounds simple, doesn’t it?  Yet, in the real world, this obvious questio.

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Seven Rules for Writing

Recently Daniel Pink (author of A Whole New Mind and several other books) published his seven rules for writing on the New Yorker’s website.  I think the first five are strong and definitely .

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