Lisa Caponigro

Guest Blogger

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 May 23, 2017

Here’s Some Suggested Reading for Our Trash-Talking Secretary of Education

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