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Posted May 25, 2016
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Coffee Break: Charter Leader Beth Anderson on TFA Inspiration, Moments of Triumph, and ‘Talkin’ ’bout a Revolution’

Beth Anderson, founder of the Phoenix Charter School Academy Network in Massachusetts, thought she knew what a hard life looked…

By Erika Sanzi

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Posted May 16, 2016
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Hey Edu-Moms, Let’s Remember How Much We Have in Common

We celebrated Mother’s Day last week and I got to thinking. There are so many incredible Moms on both sides…

By Erika Sanzi

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Posted Mar. 18, 2016
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School Discipline Is a Big Issue, But That NYT Headline Is Not Helping Anyone

Perhaps it was written to be clickbait, but the New York Times put a pot-stirring headline on a story that…

By Erika Sanzi

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Posted Mar. 14, 2016
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How Long Will We Wait? It’s Time for Connecticut to Finally Reform Teacher Evaluation

The world is filled with extraordinary achievements that have been accomplished within five-year periods. We built and developed nuclear capabilities…

By Erika Sanzi

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Posted Mar. 9, 2016
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Coffee Break: Superintendent Deborah Gist on Moving Home, the Nae Nae and Jumping Out of Planes

Tulsa’s new superintendent of schools, Deborah Gist, described the decision to leave the job as Rhode Island’s education commissioner as…

By Erika Sanzi

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Posted Mar. 1, 2016
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Hollywood, We Need a ‘Spotlight 2’ Exposing the Abuse in Our Schools

The film “Spotlight” deservingly took home the top Oscar Sunday night for its portrayal of the Boston Globe’s hugely consequential…

By Erika Sanzi

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Posted Feb. 16, 2016
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Now It’s Clear That Massachusetts Should Have Simply Kept PARCC

Hindsight is always 20/20, but Boston Superintendent Tommy Chang doesn’t need any since he and many others were right about…

By Erika Sanzi

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Posted Feb. 11, 2016
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I’ll Be a ‘Pushy Mom’ Too, If It Means More Kids Make It to College

Pushy Moms. They’ve always been hard to like but now I love them and want to be one someday. Pushy…

By Erika Sanzi

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Posted Feb. 9, 2016
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Another State Makes the SAT Free and I’m Proud to Say It’s Mine

One of the most universally persistent challenges in education today is ensuring that access to college is equitable and within…

By Erika Sanzi

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Posted Jan. 27, 2016
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Coffee Break: Ken Wagner on Improving Rhode Island’s Schools and the Perfect Glass of Milk

Despite its tiny size, my home state of Rhode Island is no stranger to big challenges when it comes to…

By Erika Sanzi

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Posted Apr. 24, 2017
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I Was Born in a Refugee Camp in Kenya and Now I’ll Be the First in My Family to Attend College

This post is part of a series of posts celebrating students who are making it to and through college with the support of the KIPP…

By Hawo Ibrahim

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Posted Apr. 18, 2017
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A Candid Convo With a Chicago Principal Who Says Black Boys Learn Best When Success Looks Like Them

Christopher Goins is the founding principal of Butler College Prep, a four-year-old charter high school on the far South Side of Chicago with a student…

By Marilyn Rhames

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Posted Apr. 28, 2017
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Netflix Series ‘13 Reasons Why’ Has Parents, Mental Health Experts and Educators Worried

The Netflix breakout show “13 Reasons Why” has been praised for its binge-worthy, dramatic storytelling. But mental health experts warn that its thrilling narrative devices…

By Erika Sanzi

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