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Volume 30 Number 1

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Free Cuentos del corazón/Stories from the Heart
An after-school writing project for bilingual students and their families

By Jessica Singer Early and Tracey Flores

Second graders and their families write together, countering Arizona’s English-only, segregated, and anti-immigrant school policies.

Free Cuentos del corazón
Un proyecto de escritura después de clases para los estudiantes bilingües y sus familias

Por Jessica Singer Early y Tracey Flores, Traducido por Nicholas Yurchenco

Los estudiantes de segundo grado escriben junto con sus familias, desafiando las políticas monolingües, anti-inmigrantes, y de segregación de Arizona.

Free English-Only to the Core
What the Common Core means for emergent bilingual youth

By Jeff Bale

Is the Common Core better than current approaches to English language learners—or the next salvo in more than a decade of attacks on bilingual programs?

Free “¿Qué es deportar?”
Teaching from students’ lives

By Sandra L. Osorio

An early elementary school teacher realizes she needs to dump the scripted curriculum and basal reader, find Latina/o literature in Spanish, and make space for her students’ thoughts and feelings.

Free “¿Qué es deportar?”
Enseñar a partir de las vidas de los estudiantes

Por Sandra L. Osorio, Traducido por Arthur Eisele

Una maestra de primaria se da cuenta que debe dejar a un lado el guión y la antología de su currículo para encontrar literatura latina en español y abrir un espacio a las vidas de sus estudiantes.


Free Who Made the New Deal?
Part I: What Caused the Great Depression?

By Adam Sanchez

High school students play the Widget Boom Game to understand how overproduction and underconsumption helped cause the Great Depression.

Baby Mamas in Literature and Life

By Abby Kindelsperger

Inspired by students’ responses to her own pregnancy, a high school English teacher develops a unit based on teen pregnancy and motherhood—rejecting the usual deficit-based narrative of teen parenting.

A Midsummer Night’s Gender Diversity

By Lauren Porosoff

Middle schoolers explore how Shakespeare plays with gender expression and expectations in A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

The Hidden Agenda of High School Assemblies

By Jessica Richter-Furman

A high school teacher realizes that, despite her school’s diverse student body, the students on the stage at assemblies are virtually all white and male. She sets out to understand why and to change the pattern.


Free A Letter from the Editors

Bilingual Education: Stories from the Heart

Free Education Action

Anti-Privatization Movement Goes International

By Bob Peterson

Arabic Language Pathway Attacked in San Francisco

By Jody Sokolower

Free Books and Authors

Mirrors and Windows: Conversations with Jacqueline Woodson

By Renée Watson

Free Resources

Our picks for books, videos, websites, and other social justice education resources.

Free Good Stuff

Beyond Magenta

Reviewed by Melissa Bollow Tempel

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