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“They Believed in Me”—Elijah Cummings on his Own Struggles in School

Our hearts broke a little today when we heard the sad and unexpected news of Representative Elijah Cummings’ death. His was always a unifying voice, a voice that reminded us that “we are better than this.” While countless media outlets predictably mangled their headlines about Cummings’ passing by making them about Trump, we all know… Continue reading “They Believed in Me”—Elijah Cummings on his Own Struggles in School

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Teacher’s Lawsuit Doesn’t Tell Us the Whole Story. Court Testimony Will.

I should know better than to believe—or disbelieve— something just because it’s stated in a lawsuit. Last night I read a story in the Providence Journal about a veteran first grade teacher, Mary Chisholm, who is suing the district of Warwick over what she is calling a failure of the district to provide special education… Continue reading Teacher’s Lawsuit Doesn’t Tell Us the Whole Story. Court Testimony Will.

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2016: The Good Stuff

There is rare consensus that 2016 was no ordinary year and there’s no doubt that in the minds of many, 2017 couldn’t have come fast enough. The political rhetoric and division was at full tilt for what felt like forever, hugely influential and beloved icons like Prince, George Michael, and Carrie Fisher passed away suddenly, trailblazing familiar faces… Continue reading 2016: The Good Stuff