By Alice Doyel Guest blogger Less than 80% of Washington state first-time 9th graders are “on track” to pass all credits they attempted in 9th grade. Black, Latinx, Native American, and Pacific Islanders fall below this percent. Students in the following categories also fall below: foster care, homelessness, 504/special education, English language learner, migrant, … Read more Middle School – Pipeline to Prison or Pathway to Brilliance?
By Alice Doyel Guest blogger Benoit Mandelbrot brought us Fractal Geometry. It is the geometry of all forms of nature: mountains and shorelines, weather systems, the plant and animal worlds, inside our bodies, and each of our cells. Mandelbrot says, “I play with pictures, not formulas, and that is what I have done all … Read more The Math Genius Who Could Not Learn His Multiplication Tables
By Alice Doyel Guest blogger Part 2: Innocent Youth Charged with Incitement to Riot and Murder Daniel Alarcón, New York Times Magazine, How Do You Define a Gang Member? (Click on the title for the full 4,500-word article for an in-depth view of the criminal prosecution of this young man) Laws across the country … Read more Clothing + Ethnic Identity = Incitement to Riot + Charged for Murder, Part 2