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Global Education Is Patriotic. Nationalist Rhetoric Does Not Benefit Our Students

(Author’s note: President Trump recently railed against “globalism” and proudly labeled himself to be a “nationalist”. This concerned me greatly, particularly as I thought about courageous educators with whom I’m working across all 50 states: How do you continue developing thoughtful, empathetic global citizens in your classroom when the leader of the United States seems to…

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Philadelphia Magazine: Raising Kids in the City features Growing Up Global

A few years ago I had a lovely interview for Philadelphia Magazine with local writer Ronnie Polaneczky, who recently wrote the outstanding series for the Phila Inquirer, Falling Off the Cliff, about the lack of solutions for children with intellectual and developmental disabilities, as they grow into adulthood and well beyond; and how this creates…

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Step Outside Our Bubbles to Grow Good Kids

Following the 2016 US Presidential election it became clear that Americans, many of whom idealized a diverse, pluralistic, open-minded nation, had long – a really long – way to go. Pundits concluded that we lived in “bubbles” that don’t overlap information, media, friendships, or conversations. This seems like a fundamental issue that global citizenship, or raising…

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