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500 Square Feet of Respect: Queering a Study of the Criminal Justice System, by Adam Grant Kelley.  An article in the spring issue of Rethinking Schools magazine. Facing conflict fueled by racism and homophobia at his school, a teacher develops curriculum for the #schooltoprisonpipeline  aimed at building bridges and academic skills. 
A backpack striking the ground signaled the intersection of identities in the hallway of our Brooklyn transfer school. Shouts echoed against the walls and down to the lounge: “Hit her like the boy she wants to be.” Teachers exchanged nervous glances—another fight.
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The theme of the spring 2014 issue of our magazine. 
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The rollout of the #CommonCore has seemed more like a marketing campaign than an educational plan. A look at the funders, origins, and uses of the new standards shows why the pushback is building. 
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BINGO night to benefit Rethinking Schools in Milwaukee.  Join us for some fun game play and win great prizes. 

Bring $10 (or more!) per person in cash for your Bingo entry fee. Buy multiple cards--the more you buy, the more you benefit Rethinking Schools.

BINGO begins promptly at 7pm (goes until about 8:30pm) so please get there early to get a table, buy your cards, and check out our awesome prizes. If you haven't been to Hamburger Mary's, consider getting there early and ordering dinner!

Our enthusiastic thanks to the following prize donors:

Meritage Restaurant
Stephanie Bartz Photography
Boswell Book Company
cafe corazon
Centro Cafe
The Riverwest Filling Station
Stonefly Brewery
From Milwaukee With Love

Prizes also include great educational resources from Rethinking Schools, Zinn Education Project, and ODTmaps.com. 

This event is open to ALL AGES and our hostesses will be dressed in drag. 
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The spring 2012 issue of our magazine features powerful articles from our two new books, Pencils Down: Rethinking High-Stakes Testing and Accountability in Public Schools and Rethinking Elementary Education.
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Rethinking Mathematics offers teaching ideas, lesson plans, and reflections by practitioners and mathematics educators. This is real-world math—math that helps students analyze social problems as they gain essential academic skills. 

“An amazing collection of articles and lesson plans that infuse mathematics with a relevancy that will excite students. Use this as a supplement to your math class and you might no longer hear, ‘Why do we have to learn this? ’ A must-have book not only for math teachers but for all teachers concerned with equity and social justice.”
— Teaching Tolerance
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The spring issue of our magazine is now live on our website. Great articles on queering our schools, and a section a resisting #teachforamerica   #lgbtq   #resistTFA http://www.rethinkingschools.org/ProdDetails.asp?ID=RTSVOL28N3
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We are almost halfway to our goal of raising $20,000 so we can publish Rethinking Sexism,  Gender, and Sexuality. This is the book we wish all of our teachers had used. Support us today!   #sexism   #lgbtq  
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We're raising funds for a new book Rethinking Sexism, Gender, and Sexuality. Help us get to the $20,000 we need in order to publish!
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Our winter issue is out! Hailed as the next great reform, the Common Core State Standards are being implemented at breakneck speed in districts across the United States. But behind the spin, is the Common Core the next step in the corporate agenda?
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Have you seen our Summer 2013 issue of Rethinking Schools magazine?  It features our editorial, "The Trouble with the Common Core" and a forum on the high-stakes test for new teachers, edTPA, featuring articles by Linda Darling-Hammond, Barbara Madeloni, and Wayne Au. 
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Non-profit, independent publisher advocating reform of public schools, with an emphasis on urban schools and issues of equity and social justice.
Introduction
Rethinking Schools is a nonprofit publisher and advocacy organization dedicated to sustaining and strengthening public education through social justice teaching and education activism. Our magazine, books, and other resources promote equity and racial justice in the classroom. We encourage grassroots efforts in our schools and communities to enhance the learning and well-being of our children, and to build broad democratic movements for social and environmental justice. 

Rethinking Schools remains firmly committed to equity and to the vision that public education is central to the creation of a humane, caring, multiracial democracy. While writing for a broad audience, Rethinking Schools emphasizes problems facing urban schools, particularly issues of race.

Throughout its history, Rethinking Schools has tried to balance classroom practice and educational theory. It is an activist publication, with articles written by and for teachers, parents, and students. Yet it also addresses key policy issues, such as vouchers and marketplace-oriented reforms, funding equity, and the school-to-prison pipeline.

Brazilian educator Paulo Freire wrote that teachers should attempt to "live part of their dreams within their educational space." Rethinking Schools believes that classrooms can be places of hope, where students and teachers gain glimpses of the kind of society we could live in and where students learn the academic and critical skills needed to make that vision a reality.


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