Peter Cunningham

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Posted Jan. 3, 2017
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Does School Accountability Matter to the Trump Administration?

With 2017 upon us and a new administration in Washington prepared to take over, it’s a good time to reflect…

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Posted Dec. 14, 2016
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Coffee Break: Kate Walsh on How the ‘Tide is Turning’ on Teacher Quality

Since 2003, Kate Walsh has been working hard to improve the teaching force in our schools—an undisputed key to better…

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Posted Dec. 8, 2016
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Here’s What the NAACP Had to Say in Defense of Its Stance on Charter Schools

As advocates for public school choice, we disagree strongly with the NAACP’s call for a moratorium on charter schools and…

By Peter Cunningham

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Posted Dec. 5, 2016
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Robert Pondiscio Is Creating a False Battle Over School Choice

Fordham Institute’s Robert Pondiscio is at it again, sowing discord in the education reform community by pitting public charter and…

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Posted Nov. 30, 2016
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Are Charter Schools and Teachers Unions Compatible?

All of us at Education Post believe that open, honest conversation among people with a diversity of viewpoints can help…

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Posted Nov. 30, 2016
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Coffee Break: BIE’s Brad Jupp on Native American Education, Embracing Tribal Culture and Sharing Stories of Hope

Brad Jupp is a former teacher with the Denver Public Schools who worked in the U.S. Department of Education during…

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Posted Nov. 23, 2016

Statement on President-Elect Trump’s Nomination of Betsy DeVos for U.S. Secretary of Education

Betsy DeVos is a well-known proponent of school choice, but her home state of Michigan, where she has played an…

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Posted Nov. 23, 2016
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Our Thoughts and Prayers Are With the Families in Chattanooga

There is no greater trust than that of parents who hand over their children to schools every day, believing, hoping…

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Posted Nov. 22, 2016

Statement on Antwan Wilson’s Appointment as New Chancellor of D.C. Public Schools

Oakland Unified School District Superintendent Antwan Wilson has been named by Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel E. Bowser as the new…

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Posted Nov. 21, 2016
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Charter Schools Are Working for Kids and Parents. Here’s How We Can Tell That Story.

There are various views about public school choice coming out of the 2016 election. Some choice advocates view the Trump…

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Posted Mar. 29, 2017
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If the Louisiana Governor Has His Way, High School Graduates Will Continue to Stay Stuck in Remedial College Courses

If Governor John Bel Edwards has his way today, setting higher goals for Louisiana students could be delayed by a year or two and possibly…

By Lane Wright

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Posted Mar. 29, 2017
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Betsy, Can We Really “Uber”-ize Public Education? Here’s Why That’s a Terrible Idea.

This morning, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos delivered a keynote address at the Brookings Institution for the Center on Children and Families’ release of its fifth…

By Madison Gray

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Posted Mar. 29, 2017
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Coffee Break: E4E on Entering a New Chapter and Working on Reform From the Inside Out

Recently, the teacher-led reform group Educators for Excellence (E4E) announced a rebranding that includes an updated set of core principles and a new look for…

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