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Back to School Help for Parents Online

GCP has been checking out back to school articles for parents on line, and we think these are especially worth reading: The 8 EdTech Questions Every Parent Should Ask Schools This Year: An educational technology consultant has compiled a list of questions for parents to ask at their children’s schools. Unless you are an edtech […]

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Honoring Julian Bond

Civil rights and social justice activist Julian Bond, who died recently at the age of 75, had a lengthy career championing civil rights which included stints as President of the Student Non Violent Coordinating Committee (SNICC), Chairman of the Board of the N.A.A.C.P., 20 years in the Georgia State Legislature, and in later life, professorships […]

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Thoughtful Thursday: Students and Teachers

Even as we enjoy the last bit of summer vacation, we at GCP are already thinking about school’s return. Today’s Thoughtful Thursday offers up a student and a teacher’s perspective on a day’s lesson. Acclaimed Harlem Renaissance poet Langston Hughes provides the student’s perspective in “Theme for English B”. Elizabeth Alexander, poet and author of […]

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Thoughtful Thursday: Black Lives Matter

As we approach the one year anniversary of the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, we present poetry old and new which references the past and present struggles for equality. “The Tradition” is by Jericho Brown, an associate professor at Emory University in Atlanta. “Let America Be America Again” by Langston Hughes gives us an […]

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Homework for Parents: End of Summer/Back to School

Parents, here is some help with getting your sons ready for success in the coming school year: Summer Learning: www.education.com has tons of customizable and printable worksheets for students from kindergarten through high school. Print out a few from last year’s grade and encourage your son to dust off the cobwebs and review the material. […]

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Talk Back To GCP…Please?!

Hello GCPers, It has been a while since a new post has appeared, due to a ridiculously persistent bout of bronchitis. As I have been resting and coughing over the past few weeks, I’ve been thinking a lot about this blog. I believe so strongly in its mission– to aid, guide and inspire parents of […]

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