Dr. Maia Cucchiara Discusses How Cities Are Trying to Fix Their Schools by Luring the Middle Class

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If handled carefully, an increase in the number of middle-class families in urban public schools could be a triumph for equity and diversity, said Temple College of Education professor Maia Bloomfield Cucchiara in an essay. “However, in the absence of reforms that address inequitable funding and the city-suburban divide, efforts to attract middle-class families will inevitably fall short of preventing the next crisis,” she said.

Dr. Frank Farley Discusses the Power of Self-Expression

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Bumper stickers, nearly as old as bumpers, can be funny, political, or thoughtful. While the messages can divide us, they can also bring us together. Stickers and their like - window clings, decals, personalized license plates - all provide "an opportunity for conversation," said Temple University College of Education professor Dr. Frank Farley.

"Self-expression is a powerful human motive," said Farley, also a former president of the American Psychological Association. "Bumper stickers are just another vehicle of expression."

Dr. Michael Smith to Speak at National Council of Teachers of English Annual Convention

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The National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) is pleased to announce that Michael Smith will be speaking at the 2013 NCTE Annual Convention in Boston. Smith, of the College of Education at Temple University will present as a member of the following panels:

“Close Reading, Critical Reading, Misreading, and Myths of Reading”

“(Re)Inventing English Teacher Education: The Research and Practice of English Education Graduate Students”

“Talking Back to Achieve the Common Core Standards: Where David Coleman is Wrong and Why It Matters”

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