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History of the Present Timeline: School Funding in Ohio

This timeline details some of the events that define Ohio’s long and troublesome journey toward working to achieve equitable funding for its schools, with especial focus on the landmark DeRolph v State of Ohio case, over the course of which Ohio’s long-standing “Foundation” school funding system was ruled unconstitutional four times. For each event, IContinue reading “History of the Present Timeline: School Funding in Ohio”

Learning Experience #3: Urban School Reform

The focus of my Learning Circle’s final learning experience was this week’s reading: “Urban School Reform, Family Support, and Student Achievement” by Kiersten Greene and Jean Anyon. This reading emphasizes how crucial it is to consider socioeconomic status, or SES, when pertaining to the academic achievement of students from lower-income families in urban areas, asContinue reading “Learning Experience #3: Urban School Reform”

Current Connection #2: Culturally Relevant Pedagogy

The focal article for this week is “But That’s Just Good Teaching! The Case for Culturally Relevant Pedagogy” by American teacher and pedagogical researcher Gloria Ladson-Billings. Here, Ladson-Billings documents her efforts to define what she refers to as “culturally relevant pedagogy”, especially when pertaining to the education of African-American youth. Almost three decades following herContinue reading “Current Connection #2: Culturally Relevant Pedagogy”

Learning Experience #2: Undocumented Immigrant Students

My group’s learning experience for this past week was centered around the issue of youth living in the United States who have not yet been officially documented as citizens, or have at least one parent who is undocumented: how they are affected by the U.S.’s immigrant policies and other challenges currently threatening them, and whatContinue reading “Learning Experience #2: Undocumented Immigrant Students”

Current Connections # 1: Superfine and Brown v Board of Education

The historic, groundbreaking Supreme Court case of Brown v Board of Education of Topeka of 1954 paved the way toward abolition of segregation in public schools and development of educational equality. As diversity in America’s schools is increasing by the minute, it is crucial for modern-day teachers and pedagogic candidates to educate themselves about providingContinue reading “Current Connections # 1: Superfine and Brown v Board of Education”

Intro Post

Hello everyone! My name is Angie Caldarone; I am 20 years old, and I am a sophomore at John Carroll University majoring in early childhood education. I am from Mentor, Ohio. My preferred pronouns are she/her. I would love to teach any elementary grade, but I have a preference for teaching 1st, 2nd, and 3rd.Continue reading “Intro Post”

Learning Experience #1: John Dewey

This past week, I was involved in developing and conducting a “learning experience” for my class as part of my “Learning Circle” group. Given the current circumstances, our options for presentation were limited, but technology allowed us to collaborate on this project and communicate our ideas about how we would make it effective and inclusive:Continue reading “Learning Experience #1: John Dewey”


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