Ralph Blackman

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President and CEO

Ralph S. Blackman is the president and CEO of the Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility, the organization responsible for the development of Ask, Listen, Learn. The Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility is a national not-for-profit that leads the fight to eliminate drunk driving and underage drinking and is funded by leading distillers.

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Posted Feb. 9, 2017

Here’s How You Talk to Kids About Alcohol

Raising smart, healthy kids is a challenge. During the middle school years in particular, when all kinds of temptations abound,…

By Ralph S. Blackman

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Posted Apr. 19, 2021

We Can’t Protect Our Students From Racism, But We Can Prepare Them to Combat and Reject It

On January 6, when an angry mob stormed the Capitol, I was in the middle of teaching my 7th grade English language arts students about…

By Travon Jefferson

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Posted Apr. 16, 2021

The Pandemic Is Exactly Why We Need Standardized Testing

In the next few weeks, nearly all school districts in the U.S. will offer at least some in-person instruction. The worst of the pandemic school…

By Evan Stone

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Posted Apr. 13, 2021

Meet Two Teachers Learning to Center Their Students’ Identities Without Losing Sight of Their Own

Lindsay Singer and Ashley McCall are both third grade teachers at Cesar Chavez Multicultural Academic Center in Chicago. Lindsay teaches mathematics and inquiry. And Ashley…

By Ikhlas Saleem

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