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 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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