Peter Cunningham

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Executive Director, Education Post

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Posted July 26, 2017

How About Pro-Teacher Teachers Unions?

On August 1, Celine Coggins, a former classroom teacher who founded an organization called Teach Plus, will publish a new…

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Posted July 13, 2017

CPS Succeeds, CTU Misleads

For the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU), a glass that is three quarters full is still half empty. Consider the dueling…

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Posted July 12, 2017

Coffee Break: Denver Charter School Leader Bill Kurtz on Finding the Right Brew of Quality, Access and Integration

Denver’s DSST charter schools are one of the nation’s premiere secondary school networks. Led by longtime CEO Bill Kurtz, DSST…

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Posted July 7, 2017

VIDEO: Their Voices Matter. And So Does Yours.

Over the last three years, Education Post has built a national network of parents, teachers, students and others all across…

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Posted June 14, 2017

Coffee Break: Hanna Skandera on Her Preferred Coffee Shade, New Mexico’s Rise and Truth-Telling

The schools of New Mexico have benefitted from strong and stable leadership at the state level for the past seven…

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Posted June 12, 2017

Ed Post Statement on Success Academy Winning Broad Prize for Public Charter Schools

Success Academy was named this morning as the winner of the 2017 Broad Prize for Public Charter Schools. Congratulations to all…

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Posted June 11, 2017

Education Reform Isn’t Just for Cities

School reform advocate Derrell Bradford and policy writer Andy Rotherham hit on it. Illinois education writer Tracy Dell’Angela has a…

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Posted May 23, 2017

Statement on President Trump’s Proposed Education Budget

Critics of the Obama administration’s Department of Education repeatedly targeted what they saw as federal “overreach” into local districts. Now…

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Posted May 8, 2017

If We Really Want to ‘Make America Great Again’ We Have to Restore the American Dream

Wall Street Journal columnist and former Reagan speechwriter Peggy Noonan asked recently, “What’s Become of the American Dream,” which she…

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Posted May 5, 2017

Teach For America Could Be Exactly What America’s Schools Need to Reduce Implicit Bias

As a young man, President Lyndon Johnson taught desperately poor children in South Texas and would often reference this eye-opening…

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Posted Nov. 13, 2017

The Worst Thing About Being a Homeless Student Was the Hunger

Have you ever been so hungry that it caused you physical pain? I’m not talking the kind of hunger that sneaks up when you’ve realized…

By Lizzy Shoben

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Posted Nov. 10, 2017

Could This Teacher and Leadership Program Be Part of the ‘Secret Sauce’ for Chicago Schools?

In most urban school districts, “turnaround” is a dirty word. Turnaround schools are first identified as failing and left to languish for some time in…

By Maureen Kelleher

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Posted Nov. 13, 2017

I Didn’t Want My Students to Have to Choose Between Hunger and Making Friends

I have a weakness. I’m not good at saying no. Last summer, I was invited to attend a focus group on school breakfast at the…

By Angela Homan

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