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Posted Sep. 15, 2018

Education Post Executive Director Peter Cunningham Takes Temporary Leave of Absence to Support Bill Daley Mayoral Campaign

Effective September 17, 2018, Education Post Executive Director Peter Cunningham will take a temporary leave of absence from the nonprofit organization he founded in 2014 to work on the political campaign for Bill Daley who is running for mayor of Chicago. “I’ve always believed that the parents, kids and teachers who have the most at stake in the movement to improve schools deserve a platform to have their voices heard,” said Peter…

By Chyrise Harris

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Posted Dec. 4, 2017

Statement on The Associated Press Report on Segregation and Charter Schools

Just this weekend, the Associated Press (AP) released a story suggesting that charter schools that are chosen by and serving predominantly students of color are contributing to the “segregation” of public schools. Education Post believes that parents deserve the freedom to choose the school that works best for their children. Below are quotes from Education Post's network of advocates and parents who tend to agree. The AP story…

By Rob Samuelson

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Posted July 21, 2017

Parents, Educators and Community Members Speak Out Against the NAACP’s Charter Moratorium

“All over the country, dedicated educators of color are leading charter schools that cultivate the minds of children too-often locked out of success in traditional public schools.”…

By Michael Vaughn

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Posted Mar. 7, 2017

Statement From Peter Cunningham On Effort to Repeal ESSA Regulations

Below is a statement from Education Post Executive Director Peter Cunningham on the possibility of a Congressional repeal of ESSA regulations: In a blatant appeal to politics, some in Congress plan to rescind regulations written for the Every Student Succeeds Act, even though most state and local education leaders are not calling for the rules to be repealed. The result will be a delay in implementation, confusion over how the law works,…

By Michael Vaughn

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Posted Nov. 23, 2016

Statement on President-Elect Trump’s Nomination of Betsy DeVos for U.S. Secretary of Education

Betsy DeVos is a well-known proponent of school choice, but her home state of Michigan, where she has played an active role in expanding choice, has a mixed record on charter school authorizing and accountability. As the U.S. Secretary of Education, her job will be to fight for all children by advocating for accountability in all schools—including traditional and public charter—and more high-quality educational options where they are both…

By Peter Cunningham

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Posted Nov. 22, 2016

Statement on Antwan Wilson’s Appointment as New Chancellor of D.C. Public Schools

Oakland Unified School District Superintendent Antwan Wilson has been named by Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel E. Bowser as the new chancellor of D.C. Public Schools. Antwan brings to D.C. a relentless focus on educational equity and a stellar track record of driving academic improvements in cities like Denver and Oakland. No one fights harder for kids or believes more deeply in their ability to achieve, and he is the right leader to continue…

By Peter Cunningham

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Posted Oct. 5, 2016

Voices and Facts Against the Planned Chicago Teachers Strike

On October 11, Chicago public school teachers may go on strike for the second time in four years, not including an illegal one-day strike last spring. Eighty-seven percent of…

By Michael Vaughn

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Posted Apr. 27, 2016

Statement by Peter Cunningham on 12th-Grade NAEP Scores

Statement from Education Post Executive Director Peter Cunningham on the 2015 NAEP scores for 12th-graders, which dipped slightly in reading and math. We should certainly be reflective about the results, but the clear takeaway is that we have more work to do, particularly in supporting the students who are struggling the most. Higher standards are the first step. More rigor is the next step. Children want and need to be…

By Peter Cunningham

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Posted Apr. 5, 2016

Americans Are Spending at Least $1.5 Billion in College Remediation Courses, and the Middle Class Pays the Most

More than half a million college freshmen—approximately one in four students who enter college the fall after high school graduation—had to enroll in remedial coursework during their first year of college, costing their families nearly $1.5 billion annually.…

By Education Post

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Posted Mar. 14, 2016

Statement on Senate Confirmation of US Secretary of Education John King

The Senate's vote today to confirm John King as U.S. Secretary of Education is great news for schools, teachers and students. Secretary King is an unwavering advocate for kids, and no one is more qualified or more committed to help improve education across the…

By Peter Cunningham

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Posted Nov. 20, 2018

This Thanksgiving I’m Thankful for All the Education Advocates Who Make Doing This Work Just a Little Bit Easier

Outrage: Distractions Y’all, I’m irritated. The internet stays failing us and we believe almost everything we see and hear without doing our own research. Over…

By Tanesha Peeples

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Posted Nov. 20, 2018

Families of Color Have a Lot to Worry About, Teachers Doing Stupid, Racist Things Shouldn’t Be One of Them

If you’re anything like me, you’ve found yourself looking at your social media timeline recently and muttering “what in the world is happening?” In late…

By Nate Bowling

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Posted Nov. 20, 2018

Poor Curriculum Is a Recipe for Disaster, Here’s How Schools Can Help Teachers Find and Use High-Quality Materials

Lately, I’ve seen a meme that keeps popping up on social media: “Telling a teacher to use a boxed curriculum is like forcing a chef…

By Kari Patrick

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