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Posted Jan. 13, 2017

The Case for Suburban Charter Schools

Tai Glenn still remembers the conflict that led her to switch her daughter from a traditional public school to a…

By Nadra Kareem Nittle

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Posted Dec. 29, 2016

I Thought Private School Would Be an Escape From Racial Tracking in My Suburban District, But I Was Wrong

This is the fourth part of a four-part series on the writer’s experience and research on the achievement gap in her…

By Nadra Kareem Nittle

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Posted Dec. 28, 2016

There’s No Excuse for Schools Not to Tackle Teacher Racial Bias

This is the third part of a four-part series on the writer’s experience and research on the achievement gap in her…

By Nadra Kareem Nittle

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Posted Dec. 19, 2016

I Was a Black Student in My Hometown’s Schools 20 Years Ago and They Still Haven’t Closed the Achievement Gap

This is the second part of a four-part series on the writer’s experience and research on the achievement gap in…

By Nadra Kareem Nittle

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Posted Dec. 14, 2016

I Had to Prove to My White Teachers That I Did Not Have a Learning Disability

This is the first part of a four-part series on the Nadra’s experience and research on the achievement gap in…

By Nadra Kareem Nittle

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Posted June 21, 2016

How These Undocumented Latino Students Are Finding Their Way to College

The California Dream Act took effect in 2013, giving undocumented youth in the state an unprecedented path to college. But…

By Nadra Kareem Nittle

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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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