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Shakespeare in Shades

Introducing Shakespeare in Shades

With the teacher’s cue, small groups of rising sixth-graders scurry onto the stage. Girls huddle stage right, boys huddle stage left. They sit cross-legged on the floor in a circle with theatre assistants from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville talking about acting and why respect is important in theater. For many of these preteens, this […]

Community Schools

Focuses on using public schools as hub for organizing community resources to improve neighborhood health and safety and student academic success.