Pernille Ripp

Guest Blogger

Teacher, Oregon School District

Oregon, Wisconsin

Pernille Ripp is a seventh-grade English teacher in Oregon, Wisconsin.

In 2010, Ripp founded Global Read Aloud, a global reading project that has connected more than 500,000 students on six continents. The project has been nominated for two Edublog awards, one for best use of Wikis and the other for Best Social Network for Educators.

Pernille writes on her blog, Blogging Through the Fourth Dimension.

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Posted Aug. 16, 2016

Libraries Are a Place for Students to Be Accepted No Matter Their Background, Race or Religion

I have taught children who have never owned a home. Some who owned several. Others who have lived solely on…

By Pernille Ripp

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Posted Sep. 10, 2015

Why Don’t They Care? My Students Tell Me Why They’re Disengaged

I used to think that when students were disengaged it was their own fault, and while sometimes that is still…

By Pernille Ripp

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Posted Jan. 19, 2018

You Can Keep Your School Choice Debate. I’m Choosing the Best Option for My Child.

Growing up, I was TPS (Toledo Public Schools) proud! I have been a staunch advocate for public schools throughout my career, and yet, I took…

By Kelisa Wing

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Posted Jan. 22, 2018

Finding the Right School for Your Kid Shouldn’t Be a Privilege

This is National School Choice Week, coming at a time when the concept of choice has become one of the most polarizing in our educational…

By Patrick Kelly

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Posted Jan. 22, 2018

We Should Support Schools That Work. It’s Really That Simple.

Politics makes strange bedfellows. As a liberal who is theoretically supportive of unions, public education, governmental social programs, and wary of the private marketplace as…

By Zachary Wright 

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