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Posted Feb. 8, 2017
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I’m a Liberal But Here’s Why I’m Open-Minded About Vouchers

As a dyed-in-the-wool liberal and as someone who worked in city school districts for a long time, I have a confession to make: I’m not…

By Michael Vaughn

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Posted Jan. 23, 2017
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To Understand Why Rachel’s Fighting, You Need to Understand What Schools Are Missing About Student Discipline

When Rachel walked into my office, she was holding the side of her face. The nurse came in and cleaned up any open wounds she…

By Ingrid Lafalaise

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Posted Jan. 23, 2017
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How Parents Benefit From School Accountability

If you’re a parent like me, at the start of each school year you eagerly learn all about the course content your child will study,…

By Laura Waters

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Posted Jan. 20, 2017
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Not Everybody Talking About Education Reform Is an Unschooled Billionaire

The Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) and United Teachers Los Angeles (UTLA) joined other teachers unions around the country yesterday to protest against President-elect Donald Trump…

By Christopher Butler

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Posted Jan. 19, 2017
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Principals From Charter and District Schools Come Together to Better Serve Students

A recent article in U.S. News and World Report highlighted the importance of charter-district collaboration and encouraged the incoming Trump administration to make it a…

By Christalyn Solomon

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Posted Jan. 18, 2017
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Watching DeVos Makes Me Nervous for All the Children Like My Son Who Have Special Needs

I’ve tried to be open-minded about Trump’s nominee for Education Secretary, Betsy DeVos. Many people I respect view her as a potentially powerful voice for…

By Laura Waters

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Posted Jan. 18, 2017
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At Last Night’s DeVos Hearing Our Elected Leaders Saw Children’s Futures as an Opportunity for Theater

Well, my head exploded last night and I lay the blame at the feet of Democrats and Republicans. In fact, Betsy DeVos actually came out…

By Erika Sanzi

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Posted Jan. 11, 2017
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Believe It Or Not, Free College Comes With a Price

To much fanfare and press releases, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo recently announced his free college plan for families in the state earning less than…

By Alina Adams

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Posted Jan. 10, 2017
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This Is How Far a Simple ‘I Believe in You’ Can Go

“I didn’t realize what I can do and that I can make a difference with my actions. Thank you for showing me that I can…

By Alma-Delia Renteria

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Posted Jan. 9, 2017
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Parents Do Some Crazy Things to Get Their Kids the Right School

I’ve been procrastinating about writing this post. Why? Because while I believe all people should speak their truths, I’m cautious about doing so when it…

By Victoria Clayton

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Posted Feb. 27, 2017
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Do You Know This Hidden Figure? Meet Legendary Black Educator Dr. Anna Julia Cooper

A multitude of hidden figures silently loom in our shadows, yet those who know understand that as Black people we stand on the shoulders of…

By Sharif El-Mekki

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Posted Feb. 27, 2017
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#MyBlackHistory Is a Shoutout to the Grandparents That Help Raise and Advocate for Kids

Despite having a third-grade education, they made sure reading was fundamental for not only their children but every child they came in contact with.…

By Jason B. Allen

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Posted Feb. 27, 2017
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5 Tips for Teaching AP in a High-Poverty, Urban School

It’s 8:45 a.m. and a creative AP English teacher greets her students with handshakes and high fives. But they’re not as energetic as she is…

By Yolanda R. Whitted

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