Holly Kragthorpe

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Guest Blogger

Public School Teacher

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Holly Kragthorpe is a national policy manager and Educators 4 Excellence. Previously she taught middle school and high school social studies for the Minneapolis Public Schools, where she also served as a union steward for Minneapolis Federation of Teachers and a School Team Leader for Educators 4 Excellence.

Kragthorpe is also the mother of two school-aged children.

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Posted Feb. 15, 2016
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Why We Should Move the Education Conversation From Budgets to Presidential Platforms

Every four years the presidential election cycle spurs our country to have a national conversation about the direction in which…

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Posted Dec. 10, 2015
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Teachers, Here’s Why You Should Pay Attention to the New Education Law

After years of trying to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), Congress and the president have finally passed a…

By Holly Kragthorpe

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Posted Mar. 24, 2015
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Standardized Testing: Kid Tested, Mother Approved

This post was jointly-authored by Erika Sanzi and Holly Kragthorpe, who have 22 years of teaching experience between them and…

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Posted Nov. 11, 2014
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A Teacher Asks, How Do You Like Them Apples?

Holly Kragthorpe teaches seventh-graders at Ramsey Middle School in Minneapolis, where she is a union steward for Minneapolis Federation of…

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Posted Feb. 14, 2017
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In the Fall of 1978, I Got on a Bus From My White Neighborhood and Learned That Separate Is Not Equal

When it came time to get on the bus, some of my friends didn’t go with me. Their parents pulled them out of public school that year. Too disruptive, they said. Maybe too violent, they worried silently.…

By Maureen Kelleher

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Posted Feb. 14, 2017
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These 5 Chicago Families Are Taking Illinois to Court and All I Can Say Is It’s About Time

Frustrated by decades of unfair funding for Chicago Public Schools (CPS), five families and CPS sued the state for racial discrimination. According to the suit,…

By Peter Cunningham

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Posted Feb. 14, 2017
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Just Listen to How People Talk About Their Favorite Teacher and You’ll See Why I #LoveTeaching

The following is an excerpt from Tom Rademacher’s book, It Won’t Be Easy: An Exceedingly Honest (and Slightly Unprofessional) Love Letter to Teaching. The book…

By Tom Rademacher

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