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Day: <span>December 19, 2013</span>

The Trouble with the Common Core

BY THE EDITORS OF RETHINKING SCHOOLS It isn’t easy to find common ground on the Common Core. Already hailed as the “next big thing” in education reform, the Common Core State Standards are being rushed into classrooms in nearly every district in the country. Although these “world-class” standards raise substantive questions about curriculum choices and […]Read More

Mandela – A Portrait and Model Of Self-Esteem

The worldwide tribute to Nelson Mandela served as a reminder of the power nourished by self-esteem.   What is self-esteem?  It is the overall judgment of oneself.    High self-esteem is a quiet “under the skin” feeling of comfort with yourself, not to be confused with a sense of superiority or a need to brag.  It allows […]Read More

Free Agent Frenzy

By Eddie Castro For just the second time in the past 19 seasons, the New York Yankees missed the playoffs. Going into next season, there are sure to be many changes to the team for the 2014 campaign. Although it would be a sure thing that the team would look different come April, the Yanks […]Read More

Dr. Joy DeGruy: An Intimate Conversation at MEC

By Mary Alice Miller An overflow crowd gathered at Medgar Evers College to welcome Dr. Joy DeGruy back to Brooklyn. They came to hear an update of her internationally acclaimed cultural theories of healing intergenerational trauma among African-Americans. Dr. DeGruy did not disappoint. Audience laughter and applause punctuated Dr. DeGruy’s journey through her ground-breaking research […]Read More

Events In Central Brooklyn & Beyond

Rally to Save Brooklyn Healthcare Thursday, December 19, 2013 – 4pm Join patients, community members, clergy and state and local elected leaders to stop hospital closures in Brooklyn  633 3rd Ave. (b/w 40th & 41st Sts.) Sponsors: 1199SEIU, NYSNA, Interfaith Medical Center Community Advisory Board, IM Foundation   Handel’s Messiah Presentation Saturday, December 21, 2013 […]Read More