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It Takes Practice

Eve Rifkin Education, Professional Development

You’d be hard pressed to look through any educational journal or website without coming across the phrase “best practice”. These classroom or school-based approaches are proven to be effective in a range of settings and supported by research studies. Educators that

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This Just In

Eve Rifkin Uncategorized

The US Department of Education just release some “good news”. The national graduation rate is at an all-time high and the achievement gap between white students and student of color has narrowed. Arizona educators would be well-advised, however, to take

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High School Redesign will Never Be Enough

Eve Rifkin Uncategorized

This past Wednesday, the Obama Administration announced $375 million in support for what he is calling “Next Generation High Schools”. These schools, according to the press release, will more effectively engage and empower students to meet the demands of today’s economy.

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Too Much Information

Eve Rifkin Uncategorized

As this school year got underway, I was once again struck by the relationships we build at my small high school. The kids come back and we already know them. Sure they may have grown an inch or so, or their hair

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How About Students’ Rights?

Eve Rifkin Uncategorized

I am just now coming back down to earth after the Supreme Court’s monumental decision this past Friday. After so many years of struggle, debate, tension, and anticipation, the court finally granted gay people the right to marry. Whether you

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Odds Are…

Eve Rifkin Uncategorized

There was an opinion piece published last month in Harpers, a well-known magazine titled “Abolish High School”. High school, the writer suggested, is such a horrible place that the entire institution of it should simply be eliminated. Now here’s the

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