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13-17yrs, 18 & over, commentary, Education, global citizenship

Istanbul, Turkey is all that!


Istanbul, Turkey is very much a cosmopolitan city- but 98% muslim so mosques everywhere and a few Byzantine churches- converted then into mosques- such a crossroads of history and culture.  I have been imagining Romans, Greeks, Ottomans, Crusaders (burly Germans, aristocratic Italians, argumentative Frenchmen– all kinds of people walking on the stones of the Hagia

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18 & over, commentary, Education, Resources

African-American Parents:Let’s get involved! Home/School Relations


I was asked by my Assistant Principal at my daughter’s school to serve as the Parent Council Representative of the local chapter of the NAACP.  In that role, I am charged with bringing together African–American parents in the school and creating an opportunity to share information, network, and discuss issues that affect our children in the school. In

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13-17yrs, 18 & over, Blog, commentary, Education, inspirational, personal development

Tips on choosing the right college


  The time to make the right college choice is coming and it’s coming fast.Lately I’ve been exploring with what college I will choose. I have a few acceptance, but only from a few back up schools. By talking to my teachers, searching online and searching myself and my priorities  I have come with a few essentials

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18 & over, blog series, commentary, Education, Resources

Six tips to help children with Math


I believe parents should assume some responsibility for their kids’ development in math, should be proactive in managing their students’ progress and should continually engage in the learning process with their kids, their teachers and the school.  The following steps can serve as a framework for achieving success.   1.            Set high expectations with the

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