Developing Argumentation Skills and Citizenship through Contemporary Controversies

By Vincent Pham — CONTEXT As Karp (1997) explains “[effective classroom teaching is] inherently ‘political’ in the sense that it had to take the social context of schooling and of students’ lives as a primary point of departure” (Karp, 1997,

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Success with Competition

By Charles Jones III — For the past five years, Claremont International High School has hosted a math Olympiad for the International High Schools of New York City. In 2018 it was my third time personally hosting the event, and the

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Science through Global Challenges: A Funds of Knowledge-Rooted Independent Study of Malaria Treatment and Prevention

By Mbaye Ndiaye; Jeremy B. Heyman, PhD; Stefania Macaluso, PhD; Fanta Bathily — Introduction By Stefania Macaluso, PhD A key to achieving academic success is providing students with meaningful experiences and skills to negotiate how these experiences affect them and the society

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By ELA Teacher Brendan Gillett and student Grabiela  — (photo montages by Cora Kobischka) This was not an assignment. One of my students, unusually perceptive, began asking me how I was feeling during class. On my face, she read the thoughts

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Space Club Blasts Off at Buffalo’s Lafayette International

By Eric Bradshaw — In keeping with the theme of expanding frontiers, students at Lafayette International Community High School in Buffalo lift their eyes to the sky as part of the school’s second year of Space Club. Funded by the education

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The Brooklyn International High School’s Rise and Respect Film: Documenting Community Advocacy through Dance

By Megan Minturn — For the past five years the Brooklyn International High School (BIHS) has joined over two hundred countries in the One Billion Rising campaign to end gender inequality. One Billion Rising is an international campaign led by the

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