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Posted June 16, 2016
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Everything This NPR Podcast Got Wrong About School Closings

I’m a podcast junkie, and listen to them all the time—in the car, on the train, on a jog, walking…

By Tracy Dell’Angela

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Posted May 20, 2016
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You Can Try and Deny It, But Our Schools Need to Do Better Preparing Our Kids for College and Career

When you can’t kill the message, then kill the messenger. That seems to be the tack taken by education bloggers…

By Tracy Dell’Angela

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Posted May 13, 2016
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San Francisco, No One Wins When You Lose Teach For America

Teach For America haters, go ahead and crow all you like about the San Francisco School Board’s decision to bow…

By Tracy Dell’Angela

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Posted May 10, 2016
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INFOGRAPHIC: Not Ready for College

We are in the heart of college acceptance season, when millions of high school seniors choose which campus offers the…

By Tracy Dell’Angela

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Posted May 4, 2016
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This Is What Happens When Charter Schools Think Big

Match Beyond has a bodacious goal: To invent a college program that wipes out undergraduate debt and cures poverty. Not…

By Tracy Dell’Angela

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Posted Apr. 6, 2016
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College Remediation: Not Just a Problem for Those ‘Other’ Kids

This is college acceptance season, the weeks when millions of high school seniors pore over their offers and agonize about…

By Tracy Dell’Angela

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Posted Mar. 30, 2016
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When Common Core Research Makes Apples-to-Apples Comparisons Before the Fruit is Ripe

Common Core implementation is not an apples-to-apples comparison, or even an apples-to-oranges comparison. Rather it’s a big messy fruit salad, and unfortunately…

By Tracy Dell’Angela

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Posted Mar. 15, 2016
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How Much Longer Is America Going to Get Academically Whupped Before We Rethink Education

If there’s anything more depressing than reading another news story about just how badly our nation is falling behind other…

By Tracy Dell’Angela

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Posted Feb. 19, 2016
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Turns Out What the TFA Haters Really Hate Is Charter Schools

We were about 34 minutes into the podcast before I realized this “debate” about Teach For America (TFA) wasn’t really…

By Tracy Dell’Angela

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Posted Jan. 22, 2016
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Hey TFA Haters, What’s Wrong With a Little Idealism?

My daughter is the kind of college senior Teach For America (TFA) loves to recruit. A student of color at…

By Tracy Dell’Angela

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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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