J. Gordon Wright

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Deputy Executive Director

Chicago, Illinois

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Posted Oct. 31, 2014

Cunningham Asks Weingarten to “Rebuild Trust and Change Conversation”

This morning our executive director, Peter Cunningham, published An Open Letter to Randi Weingarten in Education Week, calling for a…

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Posted Oct. 16, 2014

New Website Supports Meaningful Tests in Minnesota

A new website by MinnCAN wants to make sure kids keep taking meaningful tests in Minnesota schools: Pass the Test…

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Posted Oct. 13, 2014

Why Is Diane Ravitch Belittling These Teachers?

In a recent blog post, education historian Diane Ravitch belittled two teachers who happen to disagree with her and school…

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Posted Sep. 18, 2014

Community Group Helps Quality Charter Schools Stay Afloat

Many in the education world may not have heard of the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), but they’ve been around…

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Posted Sep. 9, 2014

Teacher Tenure Just Needs Some Common-Sense Changes

The mere mention of teacher tenure sets any education conversation on edge. Either you want to keep it because it…

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Posted Sep. 8, 2014

Least Effective NY Educators Teaching Most Vulnerable Students

Capital New York unpacks the state’s latest teacher evaluation results showing that lower-income schools tend to have less effective teachers,…

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Posted Sep. 4, 2014

More Support for “a Civil Conversation” and Building Bridges

Ed Week’s Mark Walsh takes a look at Education Post in his most recent blog, New Group Seeks to Counter…

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Posted Sep. 2, 2014
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Washington Post Announces Education Post

As Lyndsey Layton writes in the Washington Post, we created Education Post so we could turn “the schoolyard brawl” into…

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Posted May 22, 2018

I’m Celebrating First-Gens Because I Am One

We all know the journey to—and through—college isn’t easy. It can be especially difficult for first-generation students who are the first in their family to…

By Merone Hailemeskel

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Posted May 22, 2018

All This Integration Talk Is Distracting Us From Giving Black Families Better Schools

Last week the Journey for Justice Alliance released a report called “Failing Brown v. Board.” The report is a direct attack on public charter schools…

By Sharif El-Mekki

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Posted May 24, 2018

Y’all Can Have Betsy DeVos, I’m Checking for Stacy Abrams

Outrage: As Long As Betsy’s In Charge, Kids Should Just Stop Going to School Once again, Betsy DeVos demonstrated this week her dangerous ignorance of…

By Tanesha Peeples

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