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Posted June 24, 2016
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Illinois Charter Community Has Best Legislative Session Since 2011

As the Illinois legislative session ended on May 31, so did my second year as a lobbyist in Springfield. It has taken me a few…

By Ariel Johnson

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Posted June 24, 2016
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WATCH: One Math Teacher’s Journey from Frustration to Appreciation of the Common Core

As a twenty-four year veteran of the classroom, I can still remember the day, more than a dozen years ago, when our staff was told…

By Mary Pinkston

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Posted June 23, 2016
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Invisible (Wo)man: How the Struggles of Black Girls in School Go Unnoticed

I recently sat with four colleagues during a school-based professional development session on diversity. There was a Jewish woman, a Mexican woman, a White man,…

By Marilyn Rhames

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Posted June 23, 2016
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Texas Needs to Fight for Educational Equity

As a self-proclaimed history nerd, I have often thought about what my parents and ancestors have endured in order to provide a greater sense of…

By Omar Yanar

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Posted June 23, 2016
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Why Some Students Don’t Show Up for the First Day of College

Every year around this time, my Facebook feed fills up with one of my favorite things: graduation photos. It is such a great time of…

By Marisa Wolf

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Posted June 23, 2016

Apologies for a Bad Tweet

Last week I posted a tweet I regret. It was poorly done and I sincerely apologize for any offense I generated. I was…

By Alex Medler

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Posted June 22, 2016
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Why Teachers Win When Textbook Giants Fail

Teaching geometry changed my life. As a first-year math teacher at Exploris Middle School in North Carolina, I was dependent on my textbooks. My lessons…

By Eric Westendorf

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Posted June 22, 2016
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Why I’m Not Disappointed Opt Out in Oregon Has Lost Its Steam

Last year, parents, educators and community advocates across Oregon joined forces in a campaign to fight standardized tests in schools and the evaluations that arise…

By Iris Maria Chávez

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Posted June 22, 2016
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Coffee Break: Heart of Los Angeles’ Tony Brown on Why He Drinks Decaf and Helping Kids Find Their Passion

Tony Brown is the executive director of Heart of Los Angeles (HOLA), a nonprofit organization in the Rampart district that provides after-school academic and arts…

By Caroline Bermudez

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Posted June 22, 2016
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Here’s What Not to Do During Your Freshman Year of College

If I had the chance to talk with myself a year ago—a high school senior about to become a college freshman—here are some things I…

By Jabari Walters

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Posted June 21, 2016
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How These Undocumented Latino Students Are Finding Their Way to College

The California Dream Act took effect in 2013, giving undocumented youth in the state an unprecedented path to college. But faced with too few counselors…

By Nadra Kareem Nittle

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Posted June 23, 2016
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Invisible (Wo)man: How the Struggles of Black Girls in School Go Unnoticed

I recently sat with four colleagues during a school-based professional development session on diversity. There was a Jewish woman, a Mexican woman, a White man,…

By Marilyn Rhames

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Posted June 22, 2016
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Coffee Break: Heart of Los Angeles’ Tony Brown on Why He Drinks Decaf and Helping Kids Find Their Passion

Tony Brown is the executive director of Heart of Los Angeles (HOLA), a nonprofit organization in the Rampart district that provides after-school academic and arts…

By Caroline Bermudez

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