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In her foundational essay of The 1619 Project, Nikole Hannah-Jones did not lie when she said that “Anti-Black racism runs in the very DNA of this country.”  The delegitimization of Black humanity, personhood, thought and work runs deep in the nation’s structur...

We are at the midpoint of the school year and though much work has been accomplished there is much to complete. In this month's edition of CASDA’s newsletter we tackle equity through the lens of the 1619 Project.

At CASDA, we are continuing to support school di...

On January 16, 2020, the day after Dr. King’s birthday, NCTE published their updated Position Statement on Indigenous Peoples and People of Color (IPOC) in English and Language Arts Materials. In part, NCTE states, “Indigenous communities and People of Color i...

In June of 2020, 11th grade students in New York State will have the opportunity to sit for the inaugural administration of the new U.S. History and Government Regents exam. The exam consists of three components, one of which will be the “Civics Literacy Essay...

December 19, 2019

Happy Holidays and Happy New Year to you and your family! Before you head off to a well-deserved two-week break, we at CASDA are excited to bring you the last View from Here of 2019.  

With the new year around the corner I thought it would be a good time t...

November 26, 2019

The holiday season is upon us and I want to take this opportunity to wish you and yours a happy Thanksgiving! If you are traveling for the holiday, I hope you do so safely and when you are around the table with family, loved ones and friends enjoy the experien...

I hope you are enjoying the beautiful Fall weather here in the Capital Region. The amazing colors of the Fall foliage remind us of our truly good fortune to be living in this beautiful area. 

Last month I wrote about student empowerment and asserted that engage...

September 26, 2019

I hope the start of the school year has been smooth and positive so far! The theme of the first CASDA newsletter of the 2019-2020 year is student engagement, the importance of which to academic and social emotional growth cannot be overstated.  

Thinking b...

August 20, 2019

Ensuring every child has an equal chance for success requires understanding the unique challenges and barriers they may face and providing supports to help them overcome those barriers. Making sure students have what they need to succeed in the classroom and b...

Mobility, fluidity, and accessibility. These are all terms I would associate with CASDA’s new service approach. Change for all of us has become the new normal! Here at CASDA we are experiencing a great deal of change, which I believe will positively impact our...

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