Columbia University struggles with the Wikileaks question…

Latest advice to students of the international program is to YES study Wikileaks. Full story: here.

Tonight! Fri., Nov 6th: PeaceSmiths Coffeehouse

This month…Sonny Meadows, Alan Semerdjian, Maxwell Wheat and Bob Westcott… [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1o_UZTvkJlg]

Alert: Need healing, conflict resolution and community reflection at North Babylon High School

KW: There are many angles to look at the recent news at North Babylon High School: A teenager who attends North Babylon High School was injured when a pipe bomb he was creating at his home blew up. The teenager is reported to have material related to the Columbine incident at his home. And, now, […]

Public School Parents’ Bill of Rights

This discussion is happening in New York City. Though, I think it is always interesting to think about the rights of children and the rights of parents who utilize our public schools. from GothamSchools.org A pitch to expand the city’s parents’ bill of rights (which exists) by Elizabeth Green

Activity-permissive classrooms: Letting students stand, fidget, and just be

KW: I have always resisted our culture’s desire to have people “sit down and shut up.” As a high school student, I wrote a poem about a school girl’s foot, making circles under her desk. As a new teacher, I seethed when I was told that the first rule in my first grade classroom must […]

Making spanking worse: Spanking of children in Missouri Schools

Update – More research on spanking is: here. Evidently, in Missouri, teachers are still allowed to spank children in school. I think that is appalling. And, it makes me think that some activists should probably focus on making sure no schools in any state are allowed to use corporal punishment on children. It is outrageous […]

Taking back The New School!

Update!: below is an archival story from Dec, 18, 2008. There was another student occupation on Friday, April 10, 2009. It was ended about 1pm today with riot police. (The students still want Bob Kerrey OUT as President of the school.) More about the April 10th events: here. _________ Some New School students are occupying […]

Edgewood Preserve Activities Summer 2008

Edgewood Preserve SUMMER 2008 EVENTS & ACTIVITIES All events are free and take place at the Edgewood Preserve (unless otherwise noted). Meet just inside the parking area. Rain cancels all events, clouds do not. The Edgewood Preserve is located on Commack Road in Deer Park. All hiking trails are flat and easy to walk. No […]