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

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 June 20, 2017

Special Education Was Created to Push Students Forward But It’s Been Used to Hold Them Back

I was a special education teacher for six years in the resource and co-teaching setting. Though I could not be more proud to be an…

By Jemelleh Coes

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Posted June 14, 2017

I Always Hated Charter Schools. Until I Put My Kids on the Waitlist.

I have never been much of a proponent of charter schools. I am the proud product of traditional public education from kindergarten through 12th grade…

By Vivett Dukes

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Posted June 16, 2017

These Denver Principals Are Calling for an End to Suspensions of Young Students

In the world of education, few things are sadder or more ill-advised than suspending kids as young as 4 years old from school for behavioral…

By Sara Gips Goodall, Lindsey Lorehn, Jennifer Jackson, Jenni Reese, Alexa Mason, Alex Magaña

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