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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…

By Peter Cunningham

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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…

By Peter Cunningham

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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…

By Peter Cunningham

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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…

By Peter Cunningham

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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…

By Peter Cunningham

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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…

By Peter Cunningham

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Posted Nov. 15, 2016
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Would a Republican Government Be Good for School Kids? I’m Skeptical.

Now that Republicans are running Congress, the White House and two-thirds of the states, we will find out whether conservative…

By Peter Cunningham

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Posted Nov. 9, 2016
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Who Won Last Night’s Election? Not the Kids.

By any measure, last night was a tough night for pro-education reform Democrats. Defying expectations and the polls, Republican Donald…

By Peter Cunningham

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Posted Oct. 18, 2016
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Statement from Peter Cunningham on LAUSD Board’s Potential Action on Charter Schools

The school board of Los Angeles is putting politics ahead of children by considering a vote to close Los Angeles charter…

By Peter Cunningham

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Posted Oct. 17, 2016
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Sunshine in Chicago: Don’t Write Mayor Emanuel’s Political Obituary Yet

According to local legend, Richard J. Daley, the Mayor of Chicago from 1955 to 1976, was once told that a…

By Peter Cunningham

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Posted Feb. 22, 2017
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#MyBlackHistory: My Mom Had to Lie to Get Me Into a Good School. No Parent Should Have to Do That.

In a nation as wealthy as America, no parent should have to lie about their address to get their child into a high-quality school. Sadly, I have heard this same tale from many, many other Black families.…

By Nate Bowling

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Posted Feb. 21, 2017
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#MyBlackHistory: Here’s Why I Became an Engineer and How I’m Helping Kids Do It Too

When I was just 9 or 10 years old, I found out that I had a true love and passion for science. Now I want to see that other kids get that chance.…

By Jason Coleman

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Posted Feb. 21, 2017
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#MyBlackHistory: Why I’m Celebrating Every Black Genius From City Blocks to the White House

We will never meet a Black child who is not a genius and there is no secret to how we support them: We first treat them as human and then we then support them with love. …

By David J. Johns

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