J. Gordon Wright


Deputy Executive Director

Chicago, Illinois


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 Dec. 15, 2017

When I Set Up My Classroom Now I Only Think About Which Bookshelf Can Stop a Bullet

BY BRETT BIGHAM, 2014 OREGON STATE TEACHER OF THE YEAR: I don’t know a teacher who has not looked at the faces of Sandy Hook and wondered, “What if?”…

By Brett Bigham

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Posted Feb. 14, 2018

Black Panther Proves That Our Kids Need More Black Superheroes, Both on the Screen and in the Classroom

I am looking forward to the premiere of “Black Panther” with the same excitement I bring to planning my birthday month. (Yes, I said month.)…

By Kenya Bradshaw

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Posted Feb. 13, 2018

I Know White Teachers Can Be Biased Against Kids of Color Because I Was

I changed schools in the middle of the first grade because my teacher was a racist. “She told you that you’re smarter than your classmate…

By Sydney Chaffee

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