Posts from December 2014

Posted Dec. 31, 2014
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Whither Rage? A New York Times Op-Ed with the Wrong Title

David Kirp’s recent op-ed in the New York Times is titled Rage Against the Common Core. But in reality the piece itself is barely a…

By Ann Whalen

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Posted Dec. 31, 2014

Before You Rage, Get the Facts Straight on Common Core

This weekend, the New York Times published an op-ed by David L. Kirp, a professor of public policy at the University of California, Berkeley, in which Kirp portrays the rollout of the Common Core State Standards as “mishandled” and attempts to use it as an opportunity to blame the Obama administration. While Ann Whalen questions his conclusions on our blog, we wanted to make sure to get the facts straight here: Starting in the…

By Education Post

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Posted Dec. 30, 2014
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What We Hope Will Improve in Education in 2015

As we look toward a promising and productive 2015, the staff at Education Post reflect on their educational wishes for the New Year. Peter Cunningham…

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Posted Dec. 30, 2014
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Finally, a Way for Teachers to Speak for Themselves

Where can teachers turn when they want reasonable workplace protections but see traditional teachers unions as political, stifling and inflexible? A new article by Alexandria…

By Chris Stewart

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Posted Dec. 29, 2014
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Barbic’s Belief in Better Schools for Nashville Communities

Chris Barbic runs the Achievement School District (ASD) in Tennessee. It was created to bring improvements to the chronically lowest-performing schools in the state, primarily…

By Michael Vaughn

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Posted Dec. 29, 2014
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2014 in Review: Our Top Posts on Accountability in Education

We shouldn’t shirk accountability, but embrace it. Progress begins when we believe all children, not a select few, can excel. It means being honest with…

By Caroline Bermudez

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Posted Dec. 26, 2014
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California Teacher: Our Voices Need to Be Heard on School Staffing Plan

Teachers work directly with students, but too often lack substantive roles in crafting education policy. They want a stake in determining how and what children…

By Caroline Bermudez

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Posted Dec. 26, 2014
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2014 in Review: Our Top Posts Supporting Common Core

The Common Core State Standards has become a toxic brand in education policy, unjustly depicted as an example of federal overreach that will singlehandedly eviscerate…

By Caroline Bermudez

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Posted Dec. 23, 2014
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Nashville Dad: ‘The Ability to Choose Our School Truly Made a Difference’

“At first we felt like we had no other choices,” writes Nashville dad Antjuan Welch about the anxiety that he and his wife initially faced…

By Michael Vaughn

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Posted Dec. 23, 2014
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2014 in Review: Our Top Posts on Charters and School Choice

We know support for school choice and charters remains high among parents and the general public, but we also know that the headlines are often…

By Tracy Dell’Angela

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Posted Feb. 22, 2017
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#MyBlackHistory: My Mom Had to Lie to Get Me Into a Good School. No Parent Should Have to Do That.

In a nation as wealthy as America, no parent should have to lie about their address to get their child into a high-quality school. Sadly, I have heard this same tale from many, many other Black families.…

By Nate Bowling

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Posted Feb. 21, 2017
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#MyBlackHistory: Here’s Why I Became an Engineer and How I’m Helping Kids Do It Too

When I was just 9 or 10 years old, I found out that I had a true love and passion for science. Now I want to see that other kids get that chance.…

By Jason Coleman

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Posted Feb. 21, 2017
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#MyBlackHistory: Why I’m Celebrating Every Black Genius From City Blocks to the White House

We will never meet a Black child who is not a genius and there is no secret to how we support them: We first treat them as human and then we then support them with love. …

By David J. Johns

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