The frail, older woman began rolling up her sleeve, and 200 miles away, a classroom full of high school students leaned forward to watch her.
First came the workshop. Then came a glimmer of an idea. Next came the goal, which changed everything.
Date of birth: November 30, 1957
Writing has received less attention lately than the other two Rs, reading and 'rithmetic, but rumors of its death have been greatly exaggerated.
It's a crisis. Social studies, particularly in the elementary grades, has been pushed to the back burner in schools.