Time Article: “Keeping Homeless Kids in School” by Kathleen Kingsbury

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Posted by: Yasmin | March 23, 2009, http://urplsc379s2009.wordpress.com/2009/03/23/time-article-keeping-homeless-kids-in-school-by-kathleen-kingsbury/ Interesting article that came out today about the economic crisis, education and family life…. Right now, nearly 1 in 10 children attending public school in Minneapolis is homeless. Read that sentence again. As Wall Street … Continue reading

Substitute Teacher at OS

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Posted by: lorag19 | March 4, 2009, http://urplsc379s2009.wordpress.com/2009/03/04/substitute-teacher-at-os/ On my second visit to OS, the excitement of putting myself into such a different community was replaced with frustration. The teacher of the second grade class in which I volunteer was not present, so … Continue reading

Chandler and education reform

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Posted by: dversaci | February 17, 2009, http://urplsc379s2009.wordpress.com/2009/02/17/chandler-and-education-reform/ From my experiences so far both in the classroom and at my service site, I am getting the feeling that the problem of chronic poverty rests on such a complex array of different issues that … Continue reading

Boaz and Ruth Life Skills

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Posted by: lf3yw | February 17, 2009, http://urplsc379s2009.wordpress.com/2009/02/17/boaz-and-ruth-life-skills/ At Boaz and Ruth, I have not had a chance to have more than a casual conversation with participants in the program. Therefore, most of what I am learning is through observation of their interactions … Continue reading