Lisa Caponigro

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Teacher, Revere Public Schools

Revere, Massachusetts

Lisa Caponigro is a fifth-grade math teacher and a teachers union leader in Revere Public Schools in Revere, Massachusetts. She serves on a teacher leadership council and has taught for 11 years.

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Posted Dec. 7, 2015

How My District Did Common Core Right

While plenty of ink has been spilled arguing about whether the Common Core standards are a good idea, much less…

By Lisa Caponigro

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Posted Aug. 24, 2015

Thanks, Common Core, for Making Me a Better Math Teacher

Last year I had a timid fifth-grader, Adriana, who took my “Math Attitudes” survey on the first day of school.…

By Lisa Caponigro

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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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