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  Joel Tolman           February 18, 2019

Teaching Our Cities -- a network of urban public high schools with a shared focus on the environment and social justice -- is seeking proposals for presentations for our April 5th Teaching Our Cities School Summit at Connecticut River Academy in East Hartford, Connecticut.  Proposals are due by Monday, March 11. We are seeking: Teams of students and staff Sharing work...

  Joel Tolman           April 16, 2018

I am really excited to welcome you to Teaching Our Cities -- a new web resource center dedicated to rooting urban public schools in their urban environments. I hope you'll explore this new web site, and share it with others who care about city students and city schools. In a hundred different ways, urban public high schools can turn their backs on their cities. They can fortify themselves with...

  Joel Tolman           July 23, 2017

This spring and summer, Common Ground is trying to do something we’ve never done before. Well, two things actually. We’re trying to build a new, integrated 9th grade experience. Imagine four big units of study, each lasting a quarter of the school year, tackling really big questions like, “How do we feed ourselves, and what does our food tell us about ourselves?” Imagine these units bring...