Author: Alex Cole

Practical educational and civic transformation.

Let’s Get Civic

#letsgetcivic By Cassondra Meadows Lets get civic! It sounds great and catchy, but is it more than just a phrase to sling around? Absolutely. Being civic-minded means thinking about our city, Washington, D.C., first. In my experience, thinking “civic” means taking action on issues D.C. faces. Communities are made up of many people with different…
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It Takes a Village

It Takes a Village By Rob Sanford “The greatness of a community is most accurately measured by the compassionate actions of its members.” Coretta Scott King (2000)   I remember my dad playing catch with me when I was 7, and my mom walking me through multiplication tables when I was 10. I remember older…
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Leaping Over Hurdles to get Volunteers in Schools

Leaping Over Hurdles to Get Volunteers in Schools By Erika Heddesheimer   The expectations placed upon teachers in our current educational system are overwhelming, especially at schools where a majority of students are struggling with fundamentals. In D.C. specifically, two out of three kids are reading below grade level. During the 2016-2017 school year, only…
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