William Hayes

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Principal, Franklin D. Roosevelt Academy Pre-K-8

Cleveland, Ohio

William Hayes is a turnaround principal at Franklin D. Roosevelt Academy Pre-K-8 in Cleveland, Ohio, and has worked in the education field for eight years. He received his master’s in education from Harvard University and is currently enrolled in a doctoral program in education leadership and policy at Vanderbilt University.

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Posted Mar. 3, 2015

Another Gap in Education: The Distance Between Policy and Practice in ESEA

The accountability movement helped to shine a light on the long-standing inequities that continue to exist, but it has also…

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Posted Aug. 22, 2017

These Two Sisters Aren’t Afraid to Get Messy If It Means Better Schools for Philadelphia’s Kids

“Don’t mess it up.” Those words rode the bus with Quibila Divine in the late 1960s and early ’70s from North Philadelphia to the predominantly…

By Tre Johnson

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Posted Aug. 15, 2017

Every Book You Teach Is a Political Choice. Make It a Step Towards Social Justice.

At NNSTOY’s (National Network of State Teachers of the Year) conference last July, civil rights educator Sharif El-Mekki delivered a moving presentation that ended with…

By Topher Kandik

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Posted Aug. 14, 2017

Sure, You Hate Trump, But Can You Tell Your Students That?

Is it OK to hate the president? Yes. Is it OK to hate the president from the front of the classroom? That’s harder. As teachers…

By Tom Rademacher

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