Some Final Thoughts

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Posted by: dancolosimo | April 27, 2009, http://urplsc379s2009.wordpress.com/community-learning-blog/ After completing my second experience in a community based learning class, I am starting to feel a bit nostalgic. This year has been a real rollercoaster studying gang life and crime in Richmond, so I … Continue reading

Where are Chandler Students headed?

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Posted by: lkmilam | April 25, 2009, http://urplsc379s2009.wordpress.com/community-learning-blog/ During our presentation it was mentioned they decided where students would by going Monday night. I found the article and thought I would share it with you all. Pretty much all of the students are … Continue reading

Education: Large Urban-Suburban Gap in Graduation Rates

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Posted by: dancolosimo | April 22, 2009, http://urplsc379s2009.wordpress.com/community-learning-blog/ I came across a very interesting article in the NY Time’s today about the gap between urban and suburban graduation rates. The article cites the America’s Promise Alliance, a non-profit that works to reduce dropout … Continue reading

Obama and Political Voice

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Posted by: astelfox | April 19, 2009, http://urplsc379s2009.wordpress.com/community-learning-blog Most schools across the nation work to create a learning environment where students feel anything is possible. While that takes many forms, schools are often littered with motivational messages. Phrases like “You can do anything … Continue reading

Confessions of a Closet Socialist

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Posted by: dversaci | April 14, 2009, http://urplsc379s2009.wordpress.com/community-learning-blog Throughout this course we have tossed around a number of recommendations for how to palliate the issues surrounding chronic poverty. Indeed, some of these proposals have been very good, but many have rested on the … Continue reading

Crime in Richmond Going Down

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Posted by: dancolosimo | April 13, 2009, http://urplsc379s2009.wordpress.com/community-learning-blog In the process of researching for my final paper, I have stumbled upon some interesting statistics provided by the Richmond Police Department concerning the effectiveness of GRIP (Gang Reduction and Intervention Program). GRIP was started … Continue reading

Richmond City School Suspensions Outpace D.C. by 10,000

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Posted by: Yasmin | April 10, 2009, http://urplsc379s2009.wordpress.com/community-learning-blog Found this article on Richmond’s Style Weekly and thought it was interesting….Style Weekly by Chris Dovi The first step to recovery is acknowledging you have a problem. Richmond Public Schools Superintendent Yvonne Brandon last month … Continue reading

Childhood Stress and Brain Function

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Posted by: lf3yw | April 9, 2009, http://urplsc379s2009.wordpress.com/2009/04/09/childhood-stress-and-brain-function/ Here is an article from the Washington Post discussing the connection between childhood stress and memory function. Although this coincides with the video we watched during class, it presents new research that fits into the … Continue reading

Trans Fat vs. Tomatoes

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Posted by: lorag19 | April 8, 2009, http://urplsc379s2009.wordpress.com/2009/04/08/trans-fat-vs-tomatoes/ I came across this article while researching for the Health and Environment presentation. The article deals with some of the ideas we discussed today in class. Check it out: http://www.rwjf.org/files/publications/annual/2006/presidents-message.html

About Tuesday’s Class

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Posted by: dancolosimo | April 8, 2009, http://urplsc379s2009.wordpress.com/2009/04/08/about-tuesdays-class/ After reflecting on yesterday’s class I feel I have to get something off my chest: I hated the discussion. Don’t get me wrong, I thought Winnie’s reading was insightful, but for some reason I found … Continue reading

Interesting article about childhood obesity

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Posted by: lkmilam | April 8, 2009, http://urplsc379s2009.wordpress.com/2009/04/08/interesting-article-about-childhood-obesity/ Not that it talks a whole lot about socio economic division, but another reminder about where our nation’s health is headed… after all, four year olds are eventually going to grow up and should be … Continue reading

Minimising the Condescention of a College-age Temp.

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Posted by: mike903 | April 7, 2009, http://urplsc379s2009.wordpress.com/2009/04/07/minimising-the-condescention-of-a-college-age-temp/ The Youth Life foundation has some large obstacles to overcome in order to create a welcoming and safe atmosphere. Racial and class differences exist between the older volunteers and the younger students. On top of … Continue reading