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Posted Mar. 15, 2017
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My Mission to Educate Black Children Hasn’t Changed Now That I’m in a Charter School

As an educator, my focus is always on kids and how to help them reach their full potential. And as a Black man in New…

By Jamar McKneely

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Posted Feb. 9, 2017
20 Dec 1969, San Francisco, California, USA --- A teacher leads his students with the black power salute and slogans at a Black Panther liberation school. --- Image by © Bettmann/CORBIS

#MyBlackHistory: What Do Black Panthers Have to Do With a Charter School Principal? Let Me Tell You

Education was fundamental to the Black Panther Party, and it remains true for social justice activists today.…

By Sharif El-Mekki

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Posted Feb. 2, 2017
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#MyBlackHistory: College Was a Given in My Nigerian Family and I’m Making Sure the Same Is True for My Students

We must find the strength to not give up on them, and to ensure, in turn, that they won’t give up on themselves. …

By Tunji Adebayo

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Posted Jan. 24, 2017
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I Graduated From KIPP Over a Decade Ago and Now I’m Sharing That Same Love and Motivation With My Students

In America today, we are confronted with an unfortunate reality; a reality where our Black brothers and sisters fall victim to others’ beliefs and stereotypes.…

By Charles King

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Posted Jan. 17, 2017
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How Martin Luther King Jr. Drives My Passion for School Choice

Yesterday we celebrated our 31st annual Martin Luther King Day. While schools were closed and students had the day off, many were encouraged to not just…

By David McGuire

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Posted Dec. 14, 2016
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Teachers, Here’s How You Can Make These Last Days Before Break Count

The gap between Thanksgiving and winter break can be one of the most challenging stretches in time any teacher experiences. It’s like trekking the Sahara Desert…

By Shamar Knight-Justice

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Posted Sep. 13, 2016
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Here’s a Teacher Who Shows Teaching Is a Profession of Love

Robert Gardley may be new to the teaching profession, but his energy and enthusiasm in working with youth is second nature to him. As the…

By David J. Johns, Cierra Kaler-Jones

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Posted Aug. 23, 2016
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Bill Gates Talks to Washington State Teacher of the Year Nate Bowling About ‘Nerd Farming’

Earlier this year, Beyoncé dropped a surprise video, “Formation,” a bold declaration of pride, of outrage, and of ambition, especially when she sang, “I just…

By Caroline Bermudez

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Posted Aug. 10, 2016
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Coffee Break: Principal Sharif El-Mekki on #BlackMaleEducators, #DemsInPhilly, and His Neighborhood Charter School

Sharif El-Mekki didn’t come to a career in education right away, but the families in his boyhood Philadelphia neighborhood sure are glad he found his…

By Michael Vaughn

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Posted Aug. 4, 2016
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A Roundup of #BlackMaleEducators

Last night Education Post hosted a Twitter chat on the topic of #BlackMaleEducators. Currently, Black males represent only 2% of the teaching force. Only 2%!…

By Ikhlas Saleem

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Posted Mar. 22, 2017
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When the Only Real Choice Is Private: My Unlikely Attraction to School Vouchers

I felt that the free education my daughter was getting was just too expensive. I needed to find a school that would start filling her academic gaps while also providing culturally responsive pedagogy.…

By Marilyn Rhames

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Posted Mar. 22, 2017
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Public Dollars Should Pay for Public Schools: That’s Why I Support High-Quality Charter Schools and Not Vouchers

We live in a free country and a parent should have the right to opt out of the public school system. But that parent does not have a right to take with them a proportional share of public education dollars any more than a pacifist can extract his share of defense spending. …

By Peter Cunningham

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Posted Mar. 21, 2017
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You Want Parents? This Is What It’s Going to Take to Empower Them in the Fight for Better Schools

Parent organizing ain’t easy. Many organizations have tried to organize parents and communities and have failed. We end up yelling at parents, “Parent involvement is…

By Keri Rodriguez Lorenzo

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