Education/Rethinking Schools

Melissa Ponder (
Wed, 21 Jan 1998 12:34:10

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>Date: Wed, 21 Jan 1998 13:18:46 -0600
>from: "John M. Liu" <>
>subject: Education/Rethinking Schools

>This may be of interest to those of you on the listserver who work with
>public school teachers.
>Date: Sun, 11 Jan 1998 10:15:58 -0500
>From: Phil Nash <>
>Subject: Rethinking Schools opportunity
>Dear friend of Rethinking Schools,
>We need your help to identify teachers (perhaps yourself) interested in
>participating in a week-long writing institute sponsored by Rethinking
>Schools - all expenses paid!
>We are holding a "Power of the Pen" Institute for 25 classroom teachers
>(grades K-12) who
>will commit to attend a one-week workshop this July, and another week in the
>summer of 1999, to talk about educational reform and classroom practices and
>to improve their writing skills.
>Experienced writers and journalists will lead workshops on writing
>classroom-based articles and opinion pieces for print media. Each participant
>will be assigned an experienced writer so that during the year, participants
>will receive on-going assistance. This institute is for both the less
>experienced and the experienced teacher-writer - people looking to hone their
>skills, reflect on their work, and get feedback from colleagues on writing
>and classroom practice.
>The Power of the Pen project is supported by grants from the Joyce and Gund
>Foundations and is receiving additional support from the National Education
>Association. The costs of transportation, lodging, materials, and most meals
>will be covered by Rethinking Schools. The 1998 institute will be held from
>Sunday July 12 through Friday July 17 at the Park East Hotel on Milwaukee's
>east side, over looking Lake Michigan. College credit will be available to
>participants for an additional cost.
>We hope that you might think of three or four good teachers who try to get
>their students to look critically at the world, who are sensitive to issues
>of race, gender and social justice, and who are interested in writing up
>their stories and their ideas. If you know such teachers, give them a copy of
>this letter and encourage them to apply. We are particularly looking for
>teachers of color and women from urban areas. The institute is for teachers
>from pre-school through high school level, in public or private schools.
>As you may know Rethinking Schools is one of the nation's leading educational
>reform journals. Our book publications include Rethinking Columbus,
>Rethinking Our Classrooms, Selling Out our Schools, Funding for Justice, and
>an anthology published by The New Press. What makes our publications unique
>is that our editors and most of our writers are classroom teachers. We would
>like to both expand our pool of writers and see more teachers with a critical
>perspective published in other publications. If you'd like more information
>about Rethinking Schools you can check out our web site at
>The deadline is February 15 so there is not a lot of time. We greatly
>appreciate your support. If you would like additional copies of the
>application form, a sample issue or a Rethinking Schools catalog, please call
>us toll free at 1-800-669-4192 or email us at
>Bob Peterson
>for the editors of Rethinking Schools

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