Dear Cottonwood Families, The last week has been difficult for us all. The Cottonwood Leadership team would like to offer a few words of support and solidarity in the wake of the murder of George Floyd, at the hands of the Minneapolis Police Department on Monday,...

TT Educator Grants support social justice work at the classroom, school and district levels. Grants Manager Jey Ehrenhalt spoke with Emily Conner about her students’ pop-up exhibit of Latinx immigration history and policy in Portland, Oregon.   At The Cottonwood School in Portland, Oregon, Emily Conner guides...

Sarah Anderson, Fieldwork and Place-Based Education Coordinator at the Cottonwood School of Civics and Science and author of Bringing School to Life: Place-Based Education Across the Curriculum has written a new article written for Education Week, titled "Place-Based Education: Think Globally, Teach Locally" In the article, Sarah gives examples of...

Recently, Tim LaBarge wrote an article about the Cottonwood School fourth and fifth graders stewardship at Tryon Creek. "Cottonwood's Adopt-a-Place approach mirrors Tryon's Adopt-a-Plot program. Volunteers pledge to improve an acre within the Park and hey can see progress throughout the year, " says Amy Stout,...

The Cottonwood School of Civics and Science's Fieldwork Coordinator and Place-Based Education expert, Sarah Anderson recently had a conversation with Suzie Boss of Edutopia (George Lucas Educational Foundation). The article is titled, "A Place-Based Approach to PBL" with the subtitle, "A veteran teacher and author...

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