Eric Kalenze

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Educator

Minneapolis–Saint Paul, Minnesota

Eric Kalenze’s career in education has included posts in teaching, coaching, administration and consulting.

He is the author of the 2014 book “Education Is Upside-Down: Reframing Reform to Focus on the Right Problems” and ‘A Total Ed Case’, an education practice and reform blog.

He lives in Minnesota’s Twin Cities metro area with his wife, two daughters and one Puggle.

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Posted Sep. 22, 2016
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Here’s the Trick to Becoming a Better Teacher on Your Own

As a high school English teacher, I was faced with a fundamental problem: Many of my kids weren’t actually reading…

By Eric Kalenze

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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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