Posts from April 2016

Posted Apr. 29, 2016
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The Critical Role Mayors Can Play in Improving Public Schools

Among the multitude of issues that mayors address on a daily basis, education improvement efforts sometimes take a back seat. But savvy mayors know that…

By Paul Koehler

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Posted Apr. 29, 2016
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Here’s How It Feels to Watch Your Students on #CollegeSigningDay

A few weeks ago, I was cleaning out a closet in my house when I stumbled upon a folder full of letters my students had…

By Liz Riggs

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Posted Apr. 29, 2016
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For Millions of Students, the Entire K-12 Education System Is a Sham

Scores for 12th graders on the NAEP math and reading assessments were released this week, and the news wasn’t good. Reading scores were flat (and have…

By Eric Lerum

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Posted Apr. 29, 2016
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Research Says: Yes, #OptOutSoWhite

In Opt Out: An Examination of Issues, a peer-reviewed paper that is part of Educational Testing Service’s (ETS) Research Report Series, Randy E. Bennett analyzes “early press…

By Laura Waters

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Posted Apr. 29, 2016

New Roles for Ken Bubp and Chris Barbic

Neerav Kingsland writes at his blog Relinquishment that Ken Bubp (formerly of The Mind Trust) and Chris Barbic (founder of Yes College Prep and founding Superintendent of the Achievement School District in Tennessee) will be joining him in the combined efforts of the Laura and John Arnold Foundation and Hastings Fund. Bupb will hold the title of Education Director and Barbic will share the same title as Kingsland, Senior Education Fellow. With…

By Education Post

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Posted Apr. 28, 2016
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Here’s How This School Is Preparing Students for Success at Home and School

Long after the last school bell rang, the halls and classrooms of Pascual LeDoux Academy were bustling. More than 80 families in this primarily Latino…

By Christine Alonzo, Reilly Pharo Carter

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Posted Apr. 28, 2016
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OK, I Love Technology in the Classroom, But Here Are Some Things We Can’t Forget

Which innovations should the future president of the United States promote in schools across America? I answered that question on camera for the Center for…

By Marilyn Rhames

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Posted Apr. 27, 2016
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Using Technology to Break Down Language Barriers in the Classroom

Teachers have heard the phrase “I don’t know?” in almost every language. Still, they take on a different meaning when the words come from a student really struggling to learn English. We see the frustration in their eyes when our English learners can’t communicate with peers and participate fully in class.…

By Sarah Loomis

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Posted Apr. 27, 2016
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Coffee Break: Charter School Leader Ramona Patrick on Diversity and Busy Summers

Ramona Patrick is the founding principal of Citizens of the World, Silver Lake in Los Angeles. The Citizens of the World Charter Schools (CWCS) network…

By Halli Bayer

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Posted Apr. 27, 2016

Statement by Peter Cunningham on 12th-Grade NAEP Scores

Statement from Education Post Executive Director Peter Cunningham on the 2015 NAEP scores for 12th-graders, which dipped slightly in reading and math. We should certainly be reflective about the results, but the clear takeaway is that we have more work to do, particularly in supporting the students who are struggling the most. Higher standards are the first step. More rigor is the next step. Children want and need to be…

By Peter Cunningham

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Posted Mar. 22, 2017
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When the Only Real Choice Is Private: My Unlikely Attraction to School Vouchers

I felt that the free education my daughter was getting was just too expensive. I needed to find a school that would start filling her academic gaps while also providing culturally responsive pedagogy.…

By Marilyn Rhames

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Posted Mar. 22, 2017
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Public Dollars Should Pay for Public Schools: That’s Why I Support High-Quality Charter Schools and Not Vouchers

We live in a free country and a parent should have the right to opt out of the public school system. But that parent does not have a right to take with them a proportional share of public education dollars any more than a pacifist can extract his share of defense spending. …

By Peter Cunningham

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Posted Mar. 21, 2017
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You Want Parents? This Is What It’s Going to Take to Empower Them in the Fight for Better Schools

Parent organizing ain’t easy. Many organizations have tried to organize parents and communities and have failed. We end up yelling at parents, “Parent involvement is…

By Keri Rodriguez Lorenzo

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