News: Conference Panel on Equity and Sustainability

How can social justice and equity be a part of environmental education? Susan Santone will share insights and examples on a panel at Green Schools National Conference.  She'll be joined by Green Schools National Network Executive Directory Jennifer Seydel and...

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Meet the 2017-2019 CCES Board of Directors

Meet the 2017-2019 CCES Board of Directors

Our organization features a board of directors, advisors and staff members with expertise in education and other strategic fields. Our evolving story is like an anthology — we gather diverse voices to ensure our work remains effective and ahead of the curve. Meet the 2017-2019 CCES Board of Directors.

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How (and Why) to Talk About Holidays and Religion in Your Classroom

How (and Why) to Talk About Holidays and Religion in Your Classroom

“It’s that time of year… Christmas is so near…”
Wait! Can we say that in a public school?! The holidays are a time for tradition. For instance, it’s the annual time of year when educators grapple with the questions of faith and inclusion in their classrooms and schools. What is appropriate to celebrate? What decorations are allowed? Can the choir sing “Silent Night” in the Christmas—oops!—holiday concert? We offer up three ways to get the conversation started.

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Shifting the Story: Getting the Metaphorical Rock Up the Hill

Shifting the Story: Getting the Metaphorical Rock Up the Hill

Just three days after the presidential election, with raw nerves and a lingering feeling of aftershock, I gave a presentation at the National Association for Multicultural Education (NAME) national conference in Cleveland. My presentation partner, Dr. Shari Saunders (Associate Dean for Undergraduate and Teacher Education at the University of Michigan School of Education), and I were not sure what to expect.

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