Breakthrough Schools

Posted Oct. 27, 2016

No, Students of Color Are Not ‘Aggressive’ or ‘Scary.’ Here’s How You Can Check Your Biases at the Door.

No one believes White teachers seek out jobs in urban schools with the intent of harming students and offending their families. Most are enthusiastic and…

By Danae Brown

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Posted June 29, 2016

Coffee Break: Chicago Principal Barton Dassinger Tells Us the Truth About Personalized Learning

Barton Dassinger, principal of Chavez Elementary in Chicago’s Back of the Yards neighborhood, promises to give his children more guidance on picking a college major…

By Maureen Kelleher

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Posted May 6, 2016

My Hope Is That All Cleveland Kids Can Benefit From a Quality Education Like I Did

I am writing to tell you a little bit about where I am in life now thanks to the education I received at Breakthrough Schools.…

By Terrence Reynolds

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Posted Apr. 18, 2016

The World Expected Me to Fail, But I Found Success at My Charter School

My teachers at Breakthrough Schools always told me education was vital to my life, and pledged to do everything in their power so that each…

By Mary Nazimiec

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Posted Dec. 8, 2015

With a New Law and Federal Money, Ohio Can Improve Public Charter Schools

When the U.S. Department of Education recently announced $125 million in grants to help eight states create new high-quality public charter schools across America, one state…

By Alan Rosskamm, Nina Rees

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Posted Mar. 19, 2018

Here’s How You Know When You Need to Check Your Microaggressions at the Front Door

If I had money to wager, I’d bet that if you’re a female teacher, this has happened to you. You’re in a meeting and you…

By Shanna Peeples

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Posted Mar. 19, 2018

It’s Damn Near Impossible to Be a Teacher-Leader and Still Teach

A few weeks ago, I was out of the classroom. When I came back, the substitute teacher’s notes were not good. “I wish I could…

By Tom Rademacher

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Posted Mar. 20, 2018

Black Girls Need More Than Michelle Obama

There’s danger in the singular Michelle Obama Black girl role-model narrative. There has been a beautiful picture circulating of a young African-American girl looking up…

By ShaRhonda Knott-Dawson

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