This is a collection of adults and children's messages that challenge public school to become something more than it is - messages that dare public school to serve students' passions instead of politicians and vendors' coffers.
So many of the divisions and false notions of social order we cling to as adults are entrenched in the culture of public education. We want to take our next step in challenging that culture, and we ask for your help in helping us capture and share counter-narratives to today's test-addled, pop notions of schooling.

24th August 2014

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20th August 2014

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31st July 2014

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Teachers Occupy the US Department of Education in Washington, DC →

30th July 2014

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ailedubooks:

The Guide to Student Voice, 2nd Edition by Adam Fletcher
Check out this great new book by student voice expert Adam Fletcher! Highly recommended for any teacher or organization who supports student voice to pick this up! Worth every penny! I have worked and learned with and from Adam Fletcher, and can personally endorse his work. This book is great for both teachers just looking to increase student engagement to teachers who want to deepen the student voice and engagement already happening in their classroom and school. Also recommended for any student voice groups. Adam Fletcher is also very accessible online and I am willing to make contact for you if you are interested in learning more beyond this book. Find the book here and message me if you want to connect with him.
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The Guide to Student Voice is packed with the information students, educators, advocates, and others need to promote student engagement in schools. Featuring a professional, easy-to-read layout, this short book is packed with useful tips, powerful activities, and great guidance for anyone interested in student voice today!

Bit more about Adam Fletcher.

Adam Fletcher is President of CommonAction Consulting, focusing on engaging communities in social change, and is an internationally-recognized, award-winning expert in youth engagement and meaningful student involvement. He works with K-12 schools, nonprofits, and government agencies around the world to bring the power of young people to the table. He speaks, writes, and advocates for student/adult partnerships, youth engagement, student equity, and changing the world through connections.


-adventures in learning

adventuresinlearning:

ailedubooks:

The Guide to Student Voice, 2nd Edition by Adam Fletcher

Check out this great new book by student voice expert Adam Fletcher! Highly recommended for any teacher or organization who supports student voice to pick this up! Worth every penny! I have worked and learned with and from Adam Fletcher, and can personally endorse his work. This book is great for both teachers just looking to increase student engagement to teachers who want to deepen the student voice and engagement already happening in their classroom and school. Also recommended for any student voice groups. Adam Fletcher is also very accessible online and I am willing to make contact for you if you are interested in learning more beyond this book. Find the book here and message me if you want to connect with him.

Summery:

The Guide to Student Voice is packed with the information students, educators, advocates, and others need to promote student engagement in schools. Featuring a professional, easy-to-read layout, this short book is packed with useful tips, powerful activities, and great guidance for anyone interested in student voice today!

Bit more about Adam Fletcher.

Adam Fletcher is President of CommonAction Consulting, focusing on engaging communities in social change, and is an internationally-recognized, award-winning expert in youth engagement and meaningful student involvement. He works with K-12 schools, nonprofits, and government agencies around the world to bring the power of young people to the table. He speaks, writes, and advocates for student/adult partnerships, youth engagement, student equity, and changing the world through connections.

-adventures in learning

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9th July 2014

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I think it is worth a fight!

I think it is worth a fight!

Tagged: Educationstudent loanbiblecongresssupreme court

1st July 2014

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(via Video: American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs | Watch POV Online | PBS Video)

Everyone everywhere can and must watch this movie! So important! The story of Grace Lee Boggs, the story of Detroit, the story of America and the story of our evolution! Please watch and share.

18th June 2014

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All the naysayers who were against marijuana legalization are eating crow right about now. Colorado’s weed sales just keep trending up, and with the sales of legal weed, they are improving their schools and reducing overall crime rates.”

Link to Article

WOW IT’S ALMOST LIKE IF YOU LEGALIZE WEED

PEOPLE WON’T DO BAD THINGS

TO GET WEED

Shit

My favorite headline from this trend has been “Six Months Since Marijuana Legalization and Colorado is Overrun With Way Less Crime”.

school funding and less crime who would of thought… lots of people actually!

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22nd May 2014

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(via Support Open Road Learning Community for Teens | Education on GOOD)

Open Road Learning Community for Teens is trying to remedy a very basic problem in education: our system of schooling are not design to reach all kids. Open Road works from the premise that the greatest learning happens when young people’s autonomy and desire to excel at something they feel is worthwhile is supported by strong relationships based in mutual respect and trust. Need support to grow and support more low-income students.

Donate here

12th May 2014

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Admissions officers from local colleges will give info and answer your questions about how to get into college without a traditional high school diploma. Hosted by Open Road Learning Community for Teens.
May 15 - May 16 May 15 at 7:00pm to May 16 at 9:00pm
TaborSpace 5441 SE Belmont Street, Portland, Oregon 97215

adventuresinlearning:

Admissions officers from local colleges will give info and answer your questions about how to get into college without a traditional high school diploma. Hosted by Open Road Learning Community for Teens.

May 15 - May 16
May 15 at 7:00pm to May 16 at 9:00pm

TaborSpace
5441 SE Belmont Street, Portland, Oregon 97215

27th March 2014

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EmpowerED: Los Angeles Student Power 2014 →

For the first time ever, leaders from K-12 student unions, like the Chicago Students Union, Newark Students Union, Portland Student Union, and Providence Student Union, will all be in the same room this Saturday at USC, sharing their stories of student organizing for educational justice with students in the LA community and working with them to build the student power movement. Over 175 students in LA have already registered for the event. Be sure to tune into the livestream at 10 AM PST to witness student voice in action! This is one event you won’t want to miss.

Livestream is embedded on our website: http://empowerED2014.com/

25th March 2014

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Hundreds of Students & Faculty Occupy College Campus to Fight Cuts to Public Higher Ed

Published on Mar 24, 2014

University of Southern Maine student Meagan LaSala and professor Rachel Bouvier explain how cuts disproportionately target faculty and will trigger a decline in quality public eduction

See more videos: http://therealnews.com

17th June 2013

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(via Youth Voices Summer Program: Connected Learning with the NYC Writing Project on IncitED)
Fifteen students from the Bronx. A summer of connected learning that could change their lives — and change the way kids learn all across America. This summer the New York City Writing Project (NYCWP) at Lehman College, CUNY will host a Youth VoicesSummer Program from July 8 through 25, 2013.
Too often in school, students are told what and how to learn. We think learning happens best when youth are given more freedom to follow their own dreams, explore and research their own questions, and publish for their peers. We have an opportunity to do just that this summer.
But we need your help. A tax-deductible contribution from you will support this program. Every contribution, no matter how small, will help make our summer happen.

adventuresinlearning:

(via Youth Voices Summer Program: Connected Learning with the NYC Writing Project on IncitED)

Fifteen students from the Bronx. A summer of connected learning that could change their lives — and change the way kids learn all across America. This summer the New York City Writing Project (NYCWP) at Lehman College, CUNY will host a Youth VoicesSummer Program from July 8 through 25, 2013.

Too often in school, students are told what and how to learn. We think learning happens best when youth are given more freedom to follow their own dreams, explore and research their own questions, and publish for their peers. We have an opportunity to do just that this summer.

But we need your help. A tax-deductible contribution from you will support this program. Every contribution, no matter how small, will help make our summer happen.

Tagged: Education

13th June 2013

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Last call to donate from David Loitz of Imagining Learning and Adventures in Learning! (by Imagining Learning)

I need your help! We only have less then 5 hours til the end of Imagining Learning’s Crowdfunding campaign. My personal goal is to reach 200 donors. Charles Kouns goal is crossing the 10,000 dollar! I think we can reach both of them. You have all heard our story now for the last 30+ days and you all know my passion for providing learning experiences for young people that can change their life and change their capacity for changing education and the way we live together! Please stand with the young people of the world and donate at least 10 dollars to our campaign! Please be one of the 41 people to donate today! Much Love! http://www.incited.org/projects/imagining-learning-creating-a-national-collective-voice-through-listening

7th June 2013

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(via Giving Our Youth a Voice – Re-Imagining Education: a conversation with Imagining Learning | Education on GOOD)

Listen to the recording of the interview with Charles Kouns and David Loitz to find out more about their wonderful initiative “Imagining Learning” designed to giving teens a voice to create a new vision for learning. www.imagininglearning.us And please join me in supporting this grass roots movement by donating to their Crowdfunding Campaign that is expiring in less than two weeks at www.IncitEd.org/projects/13

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adventuresinlearning:

(via Giving Our Youth a Voice – Re-Imagining Education: a conversation with Imagining Learning | Education on GOOD)

Listen to the recording of the interview with Charles Kouns and David Loitz to find out more about their wonderful initiative “Imagining Learning” designed to giving teens a voice to create a new vision for learning. www.imagininglearning.us And please join me in supporting this grass roots movement by donating to their Crowdfunding Campaign that is expiring in less than two weeks at www.IncitEd.org/projects/13

7th June 2013

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shouts out to them

fuck

This is amazing. I never saw people decorate their caps until this year, and this one takes the entire fucking cake. Kudos.

Get into this Student Debt Realness. Yeah…. I know these feelz.

kyssthis16:

sapphrikah:

ernestinewadsworth:

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shouts out to them

fuck

This is amazing. I never saw people decorate their caps until this year, and this one takes the entire fucking cake. Kudos.

Get into this Student Debt Realness. Yeah…. I know these feelz.

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