Holly Kragthorpe

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.

RECENT POSTS

Posted Feb. 15, 2016

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

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…

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Posted Mar. 24, 2015

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

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 Aug. 15, 2017

Everyone Is Entitled to an Opinion on Charter Schools But Parents Deserve the Final Say

Over the last year we’ve seen the NAACP come out forcefully against charter schools. We’ve seen the Trump administration support choice in ways that have…

By Lane Wright

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Posted Aug. 15, 2017

Every Book You Teach Is a Political Choice. Make It a Step Towards Social Justice.

At NNSTOY’s (National Network of State Teachers of the Year) conference last July, civil rights educator Sharif El-Mekki delivered a moving presentation that ended with…

By Topher Kandik

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Posted Aug. 14, 2017

Sure, You Hate Trump, But Can You Tell Your Students That?

Is it OK to hate the president? Yes. Is it OK to hate the president from the front of the classroom? That’s harder. As teachers…

By Tom Rademacher

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