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Laura Fokkena
Works at Rise Out
Attended Harvard Graduate School of Education
Lives in Boston, Massachusetts
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Links to some excellent discussions on "the grit narrative" -- not the research on grit itself, but the way we talk about it, especially in relation to race and class.
Albeit from different ideologies, NPR and Fox News have something really disturbing in common: Bias masked as, to use the Fox slogan, "fair and balanced." In fact, the breezy tone of NPR makes its ...
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"She saw that schools teaching the children of affluent families prepared those kids to take on leadership roles and nurtured their capacity for confident self-expression and argument. Schools teaching children from low-income families focused on keeping students busy and managing behavior. A middle-class school deemphasized individual expression and in-depth analysis and rewarded the dutiful completion of specified rote tasks."
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German state of Niedersachsen adds Islam classes for Muslim students in public schools.
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sounds good..........
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Nice satire on the "fake geek girls" controversy.
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Have them in circles
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Education
  • Harvard Graduate School of Education
    International Education Policy
  • Lesley University
    International and Comparative Education
  • University of Iowa
    International Development
  • American University in Cairo
    Year Abroad
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Educational Consultant
Employment
  • Rise Out
    Director, 2012 - present
    http://www.rise-out.com/
  • Lesley University
    Adjunct Faculty, 2012 - present
    Global Studies & Intercultural Relations
  • Afterschool programs in the greater Boston area
    Education Director - Literacy Consultant - Grant Writer, 2001 - 2014
  • The Outreach Center, Center for Middle Eastern Studies at Harvard University
    Assistant, 2010 - 2011
  • Study Abroad, Office of International Programs at Harvard University
    Assistant, 2010
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