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Luck Isn’t a Solution for Our Students

Parenting is defined as, “the raising of a child by its parents.” I read this to mean both parents working…

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Posted Jan. 29, 2016

VIDEO: Zip Code School Assignment Didn’t Work Out for Me

Attending a good school in this country is a luxury, and that is wrong. I wasn’t one of the lucky…

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Posted July 23, 2015

As a Student, Here’s What I Think Makes a Good Teacher

When dealing with students who come from complex situations at home and contend with racial discrimination looming behind every door,…

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Posted Apr. 14, 2015

I Was Almost a Dropout, Now I’m a College Freshman: Why Belief Matters

How much power does a school community have to motivate its students? In my case, that community had so much…

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Posted Dec. 8, 2017

Teachers Are Ready to End the School-to-Prison Pipeline But They Need the Trump Administration’s Help

2.6 million. That is the number of children suspended from U.S. public schools in one calendar year—2.6 million. That data, released in 2014 by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for…

By Lillian Lowery, Evan Stone

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Posted Dec. 7, 2017

This Video of Denver DREAMers Challenged Me to Check My Privilege

Being the “Type A,” driven overachiever that I am, I tend to be a planner—often, to a fault. As the daughter of a Purdue grad,…

By Chyrise Harris

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Posted Dec. 7, 2017

How Quincy Patterson Became Virginia Tech’s First Quarterback to Major in Engineering

If you follow Chicago’s high school football scene, you probably already know Quincy Patterson, the Solorio High School quarterback who drew lots of attention from…

By Maureen Kelleher

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