Lane Wright

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 May 17, 2017

You May Have Seen ‘Hamilton,’ But Not Like This

It was a cool Chicago evening in late April. I walked down the bleacher steps of the spacious new Back…

By Lane Wright

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Posted May 11, 2017

A Parent’s Guide to the Changes Coming to Florida Schools

Let’s just start with the bottom line: Florida lawmakers passed a big education bill Monday that is mostly good for…

By Lane Wright

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Posted May 5, 2017

Kentucky’s School Accountability Plan Lacks Parent Voice

At first glance, it would appear Kentucky’s plan for tracking school performance, and stepping in when needed, is pretty…‘agreeable.’ In…

By Lane Wright

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Posted Apr. 25, 2017

Opting Out of a Third-Grade Test Is Bad But Passing Third-Graders Who Can’t Read Is Worse

If there’s one thing that everyone can agree on in the case of the opt-out moms versus the state of…

By Lane Wright

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Posted Apr. 18, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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 May 11, 2017

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President Trump’s “skinny budget” for the coming fiscal year is chock full of proposed cutbacks to longstanding federal programs. But one of his most surprising…

By Jodi Grant

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Posted May 10, 2017

Why Poor College Kids Like Us Need to Start Asking for the Help We Need

Growing up, my parents embedded the ideology that I should be happy and grateful for what I have. My mother would say, “Aunque seamos pobres,…

By Guillermo Camarillo

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Posted May 15, 2017

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By Christopher Mah

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