Paige Nilson

Guest Blogger

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

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 Apr. 19, 2018

It Doesn’t Just Happen at Starbucks. Teachers Need Racial Bias Training Too.

Last week, two Black men were arrested for sitting in a Starbucks here in Philadelphia. They were waiting for a friend who arrived shortly after…

By Zachary Wright 

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Posted Apr. 19, 2018

ICE Took My Students’ Parents Away

In my classroom there is a poster that says, “Follow your dreams, believe in yourself and never give up.” This poster is more than some…

By Derek Voiles

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Posted Apr. 18, 2018

Here’s How We’re Giving Rich, White Families a Stealth School Voucher

Rich, mostly White homeowners are officially on welfare. I know. I was as surprised as you are. But millions of affluent homeowners filed their taxes…

By ShaRhonda Knott-Dawson

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