Imagine growing up with the realization that people think you will become a criminal. They may not say it to your face or even realize they believe it but it feels just beneath the surface in every interaction. When you watch TV shows and movies, read the newspaper, or...

September 27, 2018

A week ago, I participated in a media panel after attending the screening of Night Comes On directed by Jordana Spiro (Netflix’s Ozark) and co-written by Jordana Spiro and Angelica Nwandu (Founder of The Shade Room). Although the film explored emotional messages of los...

August 20, 2018

Simply put, our kids need great teachers. Great teachers, in turn, need help in making this difficult work sustainable over time.        

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February 16, 2018

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I was recently invited to speak to a Women’s Connection group about the pros and cons of technology in the lives of children. The group consisted of women between the ages of 35 – 75 years who arrived concerned about the use of technology by th...

January 12, 2018

We are all learning to find our voices. The power of speaking our truth has never been more evident or more important. A participant action research study conducted by youth in foster care with the guidance of Dr. Leslie Ponciano of Hope Education Research Solutions an...

December 3, 2017

Peace4Kids, a non-profit organization in South Los Angeles, listened to the voices of youth in foster care share stories of abruptly being uprooted to new homes, schools, and neighborhoods throughout childhood and recognized the skills and talents they had gained as a...

November 30, 2017

Kara McWilliams, Adam Black, Jeff Bergin, and Rasil Warnakulasooriya of Macmillan learning recently published an insightful white paper (http://go.macmillanlearning.com/Impact-Research.html) to help explain the nuances of efficacy research in the age of digital learnin...

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