Peter Cook

Guest Blogger

Education Consultant

New Orleans, Louisiana

Peter became involved in education reform in New Orleans Public Schools as a 2002 Teach For America corps member and has worked in various capacities at Teach For America, KIPP, TNTP and the Recovery School District.

He now works as a consultant helping districts transform their organizations to better serve the needs of low-income students.

Peter blogs about education in Louisiana at PE + CO.

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Posted Oct. 3, 2016

Slate’s Piece on Union Busting at Charter Schools Isn’t Journalism, It’s Union Propaganda

On Thursday, Slate published “How Charter Schools Bust Unions,” a skewed portrayal of the anti-union tactics of charter schools from…

By Peter Cook

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Posted Aug. 19, 2016

Louisiana’s Children and Families Need Your Help

Inescapable floodwaters, homes destroyed, livelihoods threatened, schools shuttered and hundreds of thousands of Louisianans in desperate need of help. No,…

By Peter Cook

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Posted Aug. 5, 2015

We’re Expelling Far Fewer Kids in New Orleans Than Ever Before

On Wednesday, the Recovery School District (RSD) released data showing that expulsions fell 14 percent across the city’s schools between…

By Peter Cook

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Posted May 24, 2017

I Made Every Phone Call, Sent Every Email, Text and Tweet So My Student Could Attend the College of Her Dreams

For two years in my English class, we had talked about her dreams of becoming an intelligence analyst at the CIA. Unlike some students, this…

By Anna Baldwin

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Posted May 24, 2017

When Paying Rent Is So Stressful That You Get Evicted, Arrested and Drop Out

During my senior year of high school, college was a subject I didn’t like to talk about. I knew I didn’t want to go, but…

By Kalil Warner

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Posted May 25, 2017

A Principal Helping Kids to Be the First in Their Family to Go to College, Just Like He Was

First-generation college student Vincent Gay started his journey on a wrestling scholarship at Edinboro University, near Erie, Pennsylvania. Early on, he got into such difficulty…

By Maureen Kelleher

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