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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 Dec. 23, 2015
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VIDEO: These Boston Charter Schools Are Getting Great Results With Great Teaching

The stats at the beginning of this video are enough to blow you away. But it’s hearing the voices of…

By Erika Sanzi

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Posted Feb. 22, 2017
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#MyBlackHistory: My Mom Had to Lie to Get Me Into a Good School. No Parent Should Have to Do That.

In a nation as wealthy as America, no parent should have to lie about their address to get their child into a high-quality school. Sadly, I have heard this same tale from many, many other Black families.…

By Nate Bowling

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Posted Feb. 21, 2017
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#MyBlackHistory: Here’s Why I Became an Engineer and How I’m Helping Kids Do It Too

When I was just 9 or 10 years old, I found out that I had a true love and passion for science. Now I want to see that other kids get that chance.…

By Jason Coleman

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Posted Feb. 21, 2017
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#MyBlackHistory: Why I’m Celebrating Every Black Genius From City Blocks to the White House

We will never meet a Black child who is not a genius and there is no secret to how we support them: We first treat them as human and then we then support them with love. …

By David J. Johns

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