Posts from February 2015

Posted Feb. 27, 2015
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I Don’t Believe in Miracles. I Believe in Kids.

As we come to the end of the painfully short Black History Month, I’m reminded how important it is for us to acknowledge the gains…

By Chris Stewart

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Posted Feb. 26, 2015
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4 Reasons Local Assessments Shouldn’t Pass the ESEA Test

Most people who care about the debate over the rewrite of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act know that testing is a hot topic. But…

By Ann Whalen

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Posted Feb. 26, 2015
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5 Ways Republicans Actually Want to Increase the Role of the Federal Government in Education

The Republican Party likes to make a big deal out of not federalizing education and creating a “national school board.” They consistently insist that the…

By Valentina Korkes

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Posted Feb. 26, 2015
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Our Schools Need to Prepare Students for Their Journey

This is a critical time for America’s schools and our students. As employers, parents, and community members, we can all agree that making sure students…

By Mark D’Alessio

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Posted Feb. 25, 2015
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A Dad Makes the Case for Common Core

I work in education so I hear a lot about Common Core. I currently work with the registrar, and while I don’t teach yet, I…

By Mike Barnard

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Posted Feb. 25, 2015
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Parents, Let’s Stop Kidding Ourselves About Our ‘Amazing’ Schools

When it comes to picking a school in a new town or new neighborhood, parents are quickly told by those “in the know” which school…

By Erika Sanzi

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Posted Feb. 24, 2015
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Ohio, I Like What I’m Seeing With This New Charter School Bill

Not that long ago, I wrote about a report that showed the dire need for change in Ohio charter school policy. The report found, among…

By Valentina Korkes

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Posted Feb. 24, 2015
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I Have a Master’s From Harvard—And I Can’t Be a Principal

I am a lifelong Tennessean, product of Tennessee public schools, daughter of a Tennessee public school teacher. I have a master’s in school leadership from…

By Ashley Croft

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Posted Feb. 23, 2015
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Teachers Unions Should Listen to Parents, Not Marketing Firms

Solutions for parents to public education’s many inequities require real talk in real time. But you won’t find real talk in the new National Education…

By Gwen Samuel

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Posted Feb. 23, 2015
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It’s Not Too Late to Engineer Public Schools For Educational Excellence

Accountability. There is no buzzier buzzword in education reform. The concept—that taxpayers make a massive investment in education and get working schools in return, as…

By Chris Stewart

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Posted Apr. 24, 2017
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I Was Born in a Refugee Camp in Kenya and Now I’ll Be the First in My Family to Attend College

This post is part of a series of posts celebrating students who are making it to and through college with the support of the KIPP…

By Hawo Ibrahim

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Posted Apr. 18, 2017
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A Candid Convo With a Chicago Principal Who Says Black Boys Learn Best When Success Looks Like Them

Christopher Goins is the founding principal of Butler College Prep, a four-year-old charter high school on the far South Side of Chicago with a student…

By Marilyn Rhames

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Posted Apr. 28, 2017
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Netflix Series ‘13 Reasons Why’ Has Parents, Mental Health Experts and Educators Worried

The Netflix breakout show “13 Reasons Why” has been praised for its binge-worthy, dramatic storytelling. But mental health experts warn that its thrilling narrative devices…

By Erika Sanzi

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