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Posted Nov. 22, 2017

Coffee Break: Students Have a Lot to Say About Climate Change, and We Should Listen

Young people today are acutely aware of the issues of climate change, because it is within our generation that climate…

By Charles Orgbon III

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Posted Aug. 12, 2016

These Are the New York City High School Students That Helped Passed a Resolution on Climate Change

As a climate science advocate, I am always surprised to meet individuals who can’t explain the difference between weather and…

By Charles Orgbon III

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Posted Jan. 25, 2016

No More Crumbling Schools, Our Kids Need Green Schools

It’s 2016 and there are still children that are not guaranteed a healthy, environmentally-sound educational building. Despite so much progress,…

By Charles Orgbon III

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Posted Dec. 22, 2015

How to Encourage Students to Dream and Lead Change

When I hear young people tell me stories of feeling unsupported in their schools, I think back to when I…

By Charles Orgbon III

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Posted Nov. 18, 2015

Students Speak Out: When Racial Conflict Arises, We Can’t Choose Silence

“I am going to stand my ground, and shoot every black person I see tomorrow,” wrote one individual on Yik…

By Charles Orgbon III

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Posted Apr. 19, 2018

It Doesn’t Just Happen at Starbucks. Teachers Need Racial Bias Training Too.

Last week, two Black men were arrested for sitting in a Starbucks here in Philadelphia. They were waiting for a friend who arrived shortly after…

By Zachary Wright 

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Posted Apr. 19, 2018

ICE Took My Students’ Parents Away

In my classroom there is a poster that says, “Follow your dreams, believe in yourself and never give up.” This poster is more than some…

By Derek Voiles

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Posted Apr. 18, 2018

Here’s How We’re Giving Rich, White Families a Stealth School Voucher

Rich, mostly White homeowners are officially on welfare. I know. I was as surprised as you are. But millions of affluent homeowners filed their taxes…

By ShaRhonda Knott-Dawson

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