Online School Bullying: Moving Toward Solutions

I still remember my tears from high school. Sometimes, even though it is decades later, they still come out on my pillow. I cringe as I think about the pain so many young people are experiencing today, often with many fewer safe-places and outlets to mitigate the abuse.  “As the social life of young people has moved…

A hard, insightful look at systemic racism in faculty hiring

“This important book addresses one of the most critical issues in faculty hiring at colleges and universities: systemic racism. (You can purchase it here, from Princeton University Press:https://bit.ly/3uBiZpF)Even while institutions increasingly talk about diversity, equity, and inclusion, they often overlook the processes where implicit and overt bias, marginalizing practices, and outdated understandings of academic work…

Young People’s Pavilion: The 1619 Project: Born on the Water

The 1619 Project’s lyrical picture book in verse chronicles the consequences of slavery and the history of Black resistance in the United States, thoughtfully rendered by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones and Newbery honor-winning author Renée Watson. A young student receives a family tree assignment in school, but she can only trace back three generations….

Maryland Inmates Can Now Earn a Bachelor’s Degree From Georgetown University

The Georgetown Prisons and Justice Initiative (PJI) will lead the five-year program. It will choose its first 25 students in the fall 2021 semester. By the program’s end, at least 125 inmates within the Maryland prison system will have earned bachelor’s degrees from the private university in Washington, according to CNN. “There is a great deal…