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  • Exploring Opportunities for Collaboration Between Health and Education to Improve Population Health

    Written on November 12, 2015

    This workshop summary from the National Academies of Sciences, Exploring Opportunities for Collaboration Between Health and Education to Improve Population Health, summarizes discussions about the evidence for why educational attainment is crucial for improving population health, some approaches for restructuring the nation’s investments in health and education, and examples of collaborations at the state- and local-level between health and education sectors.

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  • Making the Case for Equality: A Comparison

    Written on February 6, 2015

    Which text makes a more persuasive case for overcoming racism, Martin Luther King's "I Have A Dream" speech or the trial closing argument of Atticus Finch in To Kill A Mockingbird?

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  • Oral Language Project Boosts Preschoolers' Vocabulary in St. Louis

    Written on January 7, 2015

    This paper, from NYU's Steinhardt School, describes a Shanker Institute-sponsored pilot project designed to help pre-K teachers in the St. Louis Public Schools increase the oral language development of their students.

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  • Economic Causes of the March on Washington

    Written on October 2, 2014

    Why did the organizers of the 1963 March on Washington demand jobs as well as freedom for African-Americans? Using generalizations drawn from data on unemployment rates in the US, explain why the organizers of the March demanded both jobs and freedom for African-Americans.

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  • March Logistics Then and Now

    Written on October 2, 2014

    What would be required to organize a March on Washington today, 50 years after the 1963 March on Washington? 

    Written by Sean Blanks.
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  • Who Was Bayard Rustin?

    Written on October 2, 2014

    Why has Bayard Rustin, the main organizer of the 1963 March on Washington and an important leader in the civil rights movement, been hidden from American history?

    Written by Sean Blanks.

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  • Dream Under Development

    Written on October 2, 2014

    In this lesson, students compare Dr. King’s prepared version of his iconic speech with the one he actually delivered and form opinions about why he may have changed it.

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  • Leaders for Today

    Written on October 2, 2014

    Through careful research of the contributions and qualities of A. Philip Randolph, Bayard Rustin, Norman Hill and Rachelle Horowitz, students will determine if the organizers of the march should be considered role models for today.

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  • Heart of the Matter

    Written on October 2, 2014

    In this activity, students will differentiate between the popular memory of the march and what actually happened.

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  • Strategizing for Freedom

    Written on October 2, 2014

    Whose strategy for advancing the African-American freedom struggle – that of Booker T. Washington, W. E. B. DuBois, Marcus Garvey or A. Philip Randolph – was most effective?

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