Posts from January 2015

Posted Jan. 30, 2015

Tennessee Teacher: Why School Choice Empowers Educators

For families, school choice means identifying the “best-fit” school based on academic programs, student culture, community presence and location. When families seek school options, the…

By Anna Handy

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Posted Jan. 30, 2015

Nurture and Discipline: Why This Chicago Mom Chose a Charter for Her Special Needs Son

I am a proud charter school parent. My son, Jonah, is in the fifth grade at Chicago International Charter School (CICS) Wrightwood. He was born…

By Latrice McArthur

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Posted Jan. 30, 2015

This Mom Shares the Payoff—and Anxieties—of School Choice

A few years ago, although my children were happy at their school, my gut told me it was time to make a change. I decided…

By Kerri Barclay

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Posted Jan. 30, 2015

WATCH: Here’s How We Celebrate School Choice in Rhode Island

National School Choice Week marks an annual celebration at my kid’s school. Parents and staff proudly don the trademark yellow scarves and many reflect on…

By Erika Sanzi

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Posted Jan. 29, 2015

A Preview of Better, Deeper Tests in Ohio

As legislators, educators and parents in my home state of Colorado talked on Wednesday about possible ways to reduce the use of standardized tests, the…

By Michael Vaughn

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Posted Jan. 29, 2015

Smart Move: D.C. Invests $20 Million in Minority Male Students

D.C. Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson announced a plan to invest $20 million to support programs for Washington, D.C.’s, men of color. This includes opening an…

By Matthew Lynch

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Posted Jan. 29, 2015

Are State Charter School Laws Living Up to the Promise of Quality Choice?

Groups, districts, states and even members of Congress are taking time this week to acknowledge National School Choice Week. While it’s important to shine a…

By Ann Whalen

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Posted Jan. 29, 2015

What Common Core Has in Common With Broccoli

I have never seen someone gag as hard as our daughter did the first time we tried to feed her green vegetables. After successfully introducing…

By Rachel Canter

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Posted Jan. 29, 2015

I’m an Unlikely Supporter of School Choice Week

This week is National School Choice Week and that makes me very nervous about posting anything about my job on Facebook. In November, I started…

By Jobi Cates

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Posted Jan. 28, 2015

Ms. Williams Goes to Washington

I can honestly tell you that advocating for education is one of the most important experiences I’ve ever had. It’s certainly not one of the…

By Darlene Williams

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Posted June 20, 2017

Special Education Was Created to Push Students Forward But It’s Been Used to Hold Them Back

I was a special education teacher for six years in the resource and co-teaching setting. Though I could not be more proud to be an…

By Jemelleh Coes

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Posted June 14, 2017

I Always Hated Charter Schools. Until I Put My Kids on the Waitlist.

I have never been much of a proponent of charter schools. I am the proud product of traditional public education from kindergarten through 12th grade…

By Vivett Dukes

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Posted June 16, 2017

These Denver Principals Are Calling for an End to Suspensions of Young Students

In the world of education, few things are sadder or more ill-advised than suspending kids as young as 4 years old from school for behavioral…

By Sara Gips Goodall, Lindsey Lorehn, Jennifer Jackson, Jenni Reese, Alexa Mason, Alex Magaña

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