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January 2011 Blog Posts (3)

Tucson, a town plagued by violence

Tucson has been settled several times over the last 12,000 years and has the feel of a small town. The town has been influenced by many settlers over the years and has roots from the Native American, Mexican, Spanish and…


Added by Gayle E. de'Sousa Warner on January 31, 2011 at 8:17pm — 1 Comment

IPCR Journal/Newsletter (Winter 2010-2011) features “Multiplier Effect” paper and new PRORI concept

There is a new resource available from The IPCR Initiative--The IPCR Journal/Newsletter (Winter 2010-2011 issue).   This 58 page issue features a most comprehensive introduction to The IPCR Initiative (a 11 page paper titled “The IPCR Initiative:  Creating a Multiplier Effect of a Positive Nature”), and parts of a work-in-progress on a concept called “Peace Returned on Resources Invested” (PRORI).  A free pdf file is accessible at the website of The Interfaith Peacebuilding and…


Added by Stefan Pasti on January 17, 2011 at 5:00pm — No Comments

School as Organizer: Boycotting the 8th Grade NYC Math Test

It was 1992 and testing was just becoming significant in a school’s evaluation.  I was principal of Crossroads, a 82% Title l West Harlem middle school of students of color, many of whom were second language learners and many of whose parents were undocumented.

In 1991 Crossroads teachers had studied the New York State tests and, with an item analysis, noted where our students had done well and poorly.  We noted that many wrong answers were due to lack of familiarity with background… Continue

Added by Ann Wiener on January 5, 2011 at 5:35pm — 2 Comments

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