Lane Wright

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Staff

Editor

Tallahassee, Florida

Lane Wright is an editor at Education Post who is focused on telling stories that help families understand how their schools are doing, how to make them better, and how policy plays a role. He’s a former journalist and former press secretary to Florida’s governor.

Over the past six years of his career, while working in government and for education nonprofit groups like StudentsFirst and TNTP, he has specialized in breaking down complex education reform policy issues into easy-to-understand concepts.

During that time he’s interviewed teachers, students, and local school leaders. He’s spent time watching them work in the classroom and helped them raise their voices on issues they care about. He’s also helped parents advocate—in the news, and before lawmakers—for a better education for their own kids.

Lane is the father of three children who will soon be attending public school in Tallahassee, Florida, where he and his wife live.

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Posted Apr. 18, 2017
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This Parent-Friendly Tool for Checking School Grades Could Go National

Do your kids go to a good school? “Good” depends on who you ask, of course, but if you’re interested…

By Lane Wright

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Posted Apr. 6, 2017
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If You’re Weak on Opt-Out, You’re Weak on Accountability

Some states may be setting themselves up to fail. That’s my takeaway after reading through a summary of state education plans…

By Lane Wright

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Posted Mar. 30, 2017
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Gov. Edwards Loses, Louisiana Will Soon Have to Tell the Truth About School Grades

Knowing how well a school is doing is some of the most important information we as parents can have. It…

By Lane Wright

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Posted Mar. 29, 2017
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If the Louisiana Governor Has His Way, High School Graduates Will Continue to Stay Stuck in Remedial College Courses

If Governor John Bel Edwards has his way today, setting higher goals for Louisiana students could be delayed by a…

By Lane Wright

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Posted Mar. 14, 2017
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Think States Won’t Retreat on School Accountability? Think Again.

Just a few hours after the country’s chief education official put out guidelines saying states no longer have to give…

By Lane Wright

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Posted Feb. 21, 2017
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Here’s Why Republicans Killing Education Regulations Means More Burdens on States, Not Less

A lot of people have been talking about the uncertainty that might come if Washington nixes regulations for the nation’s…

By Lane Wright

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Posted Feb. 7, 2017
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Fighting DeVos Isn’t the Fight That Matters

Dear DeVos Protesters, I get it. There are a lot of reasons to voice opposition against Betsy DeVos, nominated to…

By Lane Wright

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By Caroline Bermudez

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Posted Apr. 18, 2017
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A Candid Convo With a Chicago Principal Who Says Black Boys Learn Best When Success Looks Like Them

Christopher Goins is the founding principal of Butler College Prep, a four-year-old charter high school on the far South Side of Chicago with a student…

By Marilyn Rhames

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Posted Apr. 18, 2017
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This Parent-Friendly Tool for Checking School Grades Could Go National

Do your kids go to a good school? “Good” depends on who you ask, of course, but if you’re interested in knowing how well a…

By Lane Wright

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