Posts from September 2016

Posted Sep. 30, 2016
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Accountability Is Necessary and It’s Here to Stay

Standardized testing is a part of state law since…forever. If you want a high school diploma from a public school in this country, you must…

By Kerry-Ann Royes

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Posted Sep. 30, 2016
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Missed the Facebook Q&A With Chris Stewart on the NAACP and Charter Schools? Here’s What You Missed.

Last night Education Post hosted a Facebook Q&A with education blogger Chris a.k.a. Citizen Stewart on why the NAACP is wrong to propose a moratorium…

By Ikhlas Saleem

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Posted Sep. 29, 2016
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Déjà Vu: the Fight to Lift the Charter Cap in Massachusetts

An epic education fight is underway in Massachusetts. In November, voters will decide whether to lift the cap on the number of charter schools in…

By Steven F. Wilson

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Posted Sep. 29, 2016
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What We’re Saying When We Don’t Talk to Students About Violence in Chicago

Chicago students witness many different acts of violence in their local communities. In just the past year, there have been 400 shootings involving people of…

By Eliza Bryant, Gabrielle Pike

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Posted Sep. 29, 2016
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We Do Have a Problem With Teacher Supply and Demand But It Has Nothing to Do With a Teacher Shortage

Here’s something I’ve been struggling to understand of late. What makes the prospect of a teacher shortage such an immediately compelling narrative, capable of spreading with…

By Kate Walsh

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Posted Sep. 29, 2016
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Local Education Philanthropy: The Story No One is Talking About

Our understanding of philanthropy is faulty. Judging by news stories, commentaries, and blogs, one would assume the billion-dollar foundations of Bill Gates, Eli Broad, and…

By Caroline Bermudez

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Posted Sep. 28, 2016
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I Support Public Charter Schools, But Not This One

Montclair is a beautiful community in New Jersey, but it is not perfect. For a town that is anchored in diversity, its education system is…

By Matthew Frankel

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Posted Sep. 28, 2016
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The Immoral Charter Cap Battle in Massachusetts

The news that Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren has reversed her position on school choice and now opposes a ballot initiative to allow up to 12…

By Peter Cunningham

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Posted Sep. 28, 2016
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Coffee Break: Minneapolis’ Erin Clotfelter on Special Education, The Belief Gap and Coffee in Bed

Erin Ecklund Clotfelter is the mother of four: 7-year-old twins who were diagnosed with autism at age 2, a 6-year-old recently diagnosed with ADHD, and…

By Beth Hawkins

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Posted Sep. 28, 2016
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How Do I Join This Thursday’s Facebook Q&A on Charter Schools and the NAACP?

On Thursday, September 29, at 8:30 PM ET Education Post is hosting a Facebook Q&A on Why the NAACP Is Wrong to Propose a Moratorium…

By Ikhlas Saleem

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Posted Jan. 17, 2017
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The Fight That Should Matter Most to Progressive Advocates for Children Is Accountability

In 2007, candidate Barack Obama stood before the National Education Association and made it clear that he supports testing, accountability, choice and even merit pay.…

By Peter Cunningham

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Posted Jan. 19, 2017
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A Student’s Inaugural Poem to Trump

As I considered the 2016 campaign and election, thinking about how or if it should become central in my teaching or my classroom, I turned…

By Runal Patel, Seth MacLowry

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Posted Jan. 19, 2017
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I’m a Parent Fighting for My Children to Succeed

A parent first. That’s who I am, how I identify myself. My children are my pride, my joy and my contribution to the greater good.…

By Tafshier Cosby

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