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Laura Fokkena
Works at Rise Out
Attended Harvard Graduate School of Education
Lives in Boston, Massachusetts
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Tongue-in-cheek, but this really is how women talk when they're talking to each other. It's difficult and gets us penalized in professional environments, but most women I know do it anyway and consider it a worthwhile investment because it fosters social relationships and because it encourages others to share and contribute.
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Democracy in action!
The official name of a new multi-million pound research vessel could be the RRS Boaty McBoatface after the internet was asked for its ideas. When the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) opened up suggestions to name their new ship, little could they have predicted what the frontrunner would be. Steaming ahead of its rivals, RRS Boaty McBoatface is outstripping the likes of Endeavour, Henry Worsley, David Attenborough, Falcon and m...
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This is a little embarrassing for me to talk about. My husband and I have been arguing over one issue for ages: Is it cold in the den or no? I never thought I’d find myself saying this, but after careful examination of the facts, it turns out my husband was right. It is not cold in the den. I’ve been arguing for at least five years that yes, it is cold in here, as evidenced by the fact that A) I’m cold; B) I’m wearing a sweater, and C) ev...
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How a child diagnosed with ADD suffers in school and flourishes when homeschooled.
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#comics   #diversity   #race  
Comic books have been a pop culture mainstay for decades, but a new exhibit in Manhattan is sharing a new perspective with superhero fans.
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Using Spaceballs footage is kind of cheating there...
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Too many state and local governments have been jailing citizens who are unable to pay fines, fees and penalties.
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A once-utopian idea – allowing kids to ‘discover’ their own education path while learning at home – goes mainstream.
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Nice rack.
Whether you are an IT or know nothing about computers at all, this is just soothing... like fine art.
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Can you add to this list of how homeschooled kids are prepared for the "real world"? 
A common argument against homeschooling is that it doesn't prepare kids for the real world. For most homeschoolers, this notion is quite inaccurate.
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SPRINGFIELD, IL—In an effort to hold classroom instructors more accountable, the Illinois State Board of Education unveiled new statewide education standards Friday that require public school teachers to forever change the lives of at least 30 percent of their students.
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For geeks who like to read about geekdom.
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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 - 2016
    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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Boston, Massachusetts