Garris Landon Stroud

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Greenville, Kentucky

Garris Landon Stroud is a teacher from Greenville, Kentucky, where he runs the Kentucky School Talk blog. He is a published author and poet whose works have appeared in publications such as Science Scope, the Kentucky English Bulletin and Curio Learning.

He has been invited to present research at conferences across the country, including the Association for Middle Level Education, National Science Teachers Association, and National Council of Teachers of English, and was recently invited to present at the 2018 GIMAR Conference in Tokyo.

Stroud was a 2016 Honors graduate of Murray State University and is currently pursuing a master’s in education with teacher leader and ESL endorsements. He was recently named a 2017-2018 Kentucky State Teacher Fellow.

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Posted Mar. 2, 2018

We’re Kidding Ourselves If We Think 90 Percent of Teachers Are Effective

A while back I sat through a professional learning community (PLC) meeting where the other science teachers and I listened…

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Posted Feb. 12, 2018

Trying to Talk About the Achievement Gap? Try This.

Politics and education are two of my favorite subjects. It’s neat when I have an opportunity to combine them. I…

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Posted Feb. 2, 2018

The US Is Falling Way Behind in STEM But Kentucky’s Powering the Comeback

Maybe you’re already aware, but the United States isn’t exactly globally competitive in science education. As of 2015, we ranked…

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Posted Jan. 17, 2018

Teachers Are More Supportive of Education Reform Than You Think

I’m a science teacher, so it’s in my nature to be curious about how and why things work the way…

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Posted Jan. 11, 2018

Education Is a Civil Rights Issue. Sorry, Not Sorry.

I’m just going to go ahead and say it: School reform is a civil rights issue, and it’s one that…

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Posted Jan. 5, 2018

Rural Kids Need Better Schools Too

I didn’t really think much about rural representation until I first got involved in educational leadership. For the first time,…

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Posted Dec. 18, 2017

We Can’t Keep Doing the Same Thing in Schools and Expect Better Results

“School reform” is such a misunderstood concept in the education world. That misunderstanding, of course, leads many people to dismiss…

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Posted Dec. 11, 2017

Stop Talking About Charter Schools and Focus on What’s Really Causing Segregation

A recent report from The Associated Press has been turning heads about the link between charter schools and segregation. According…

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Posted Dec. 6, 2017

If We’re Going to Have a Real Conversation About Education, We’ll Need a Few More Seats at This Table

Often when I let my students work in groups, I remind them of a favorite proverb of mine: “If you…

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Posted Nov. 22, 2017

Achievement Gaps Are Just the Symptom. Opportunity Gaps Are the Real Problem.

We hear a lot of talk about achievement gaps these days, and rightfully so. America has only grown more diverse,…

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Posted June 21, 2018

After 14 Years of Teaching, I’m Packing Up Room 103 for the Last Time

It’s June. The classroom walls are bare. The grit outlined empty spaces left behind by charts, posters, reading lists and student work jut out starkly…

By Zachary Wright 

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Posted June 21, 2018

How New Mexico Is Becoming a Quiet Leader in the Education Reform Movement

While much of the education reform world was convening in Austin for the annual charter schools conference this week, I snuck off to Albuquerque for…

By Peter Cunningham

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Posted June 20, 2018

A Thank You to The Parents, Students and Teachers Who Dare to Demand Better From Our Public Schools

As we come to the end of another school year, I’ve been thinking a great deal about the teachers and parents who have dared to…

By Tracy Dell’Angela

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