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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 Jan. 11, 2016
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A Disappointing Alliance on Friedrichs: E4E and AFT

Educators 4 Excellence (E4E) is an organization I admire. Since its inception both the mission and vision have been clear: To ensure…

By Erika Sanzi

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Posted Dec. 30, 2015
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The Mom Lens Matters Too, Even When It Comes to TFA

In reading through the usual vitriol over Teach For America (TFA) in a variety of blogs, traditional media pieces, and…

By Erika Sanzi

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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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