Paige Nilson

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Teacher, Chicago Public Schools

Chicago, Illinois

Paige Nilson teaches second grade at Hamilton Elementary in Chicago Public Schools. Originally from St. Louis, Paige earned her both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Missouri. She is a Teach Plus Chicago Teaching Policy Fellow.

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Posted Mar. 6, 2015
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Chicago Teacher: I Support High-Quality Assessments Like PARCC

This week, Chicago Public Schools (CPS) reversed its previous decision and will now go ahead with administering PARCC to all…

By Paige Nilson

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Posted Feb. 22, 2017
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#MyBlackHistory: My Mom Had to Lie to Get Me Into a Good School. No Parent Should Have to Do That.

In a nation as wealthy as America, no parent should have to lie about their address to get their child into a high-quality school. Sadly, I have heard this same tale from many, many other Black families.…

By Nate Bowling

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Posted Feb. 21, 2017
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#MyBlackHistory: Here’s Why I Became an Engineer and How I’m Helping Kids Do It Too

When I was just 9 or 10 years old, I found out that I had a true love and passion for science. Now I want to see that other kids get that chance.…

By Jason Coleman

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Posted Feb. 21, 2017
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#MyBlackHistory: Why I’m Celebrating Every Black Genius From City Blocks to the White House

We will never meet a Black child who is not a genius and there is no secret to how we support them: We first treat them as human and then we then support them with love. …

By David J. Johns

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