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Posted Mar. 2, 2017
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Every Classroom Should Be a Safe Space for Students. That’s Why We Started Community Circles.

Increased raids from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and new orders from Homeland Security to deport millions of immigrants impact my classroom on a daily…

By Mark Gozonsky

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Posted Jan. 13, 2017
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The Case for Suburban Charter Schools

Tai Glenn still remembers the conflict that led her to switch her daughter from a traditional public school to a charter school seven years ago.…

By Nadra Kareem Nittle

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Posted Dec. 12, 2016
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America’s Students Have to Be the Hope We Can Believe In

I went through all of high school and most of college with President Barack Obama. I am part of a micro-generation of Americans whose notions…

By Matthew Fulle

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Posted Nov. 30, 2016
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We’ve Considered Lots of Other Innovative Ideas. Why Not Unionized Charters, Too?

Chartering is in part about bringing a diversity of approaches to improving public schools. Working with unions is surely one viable, even attractive, approach.…

By Scott Pearson

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Posted Nov. 17, 2016
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In My Class I Don’t Want the Smartest Kid, I Want the Hardest Working One

The first round of parent teacher conferences recently wrapped up at my school in South Los Angeles. After the last parent left, I reflected on…

By Tunji Adebayo

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Posted Nov. 8, 2016
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I Used to Think College Wasn’t For Me, Now I Work to Ensure Students of Color Attend and Graduate College

Many people don’t go back to work in the community they grew up in, but doing so provides a special perspective. I’m a natural born…

By Myrna Reyes

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Posted Oct. 5, 2016
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Great Teachers Are Made and Title II Is How We Make Them

Last week, far from my South Los Angeles classroom, the U.S. Department of Education released guidance to help states and districts make the most out…

By Misti Kemmer

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Posted Sep. 26, 2016
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One High School’s Plan to Bring School to the Most Overlooked Students

Last week, XQ: The Super School Project, announced 10 winners, each receiving $10 million, for its high-school reinvention competition. One winner will turn a museum…

By Caroline Bermudez

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Posted Sep. 12, 2016
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No Surprise, Carol Burris Misses the Mark on California Charter Schools

Carol Burris, executive director of the Network for Public Education, writes about “a never-ending stream of charter scandals coming from California” in Valerie Strauss’ Answer…

By Caroline Bermudez

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Posted Aug. 25, 2016
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Here’s How ‘A Better Chance’ Helped Me Survive South Central Los Angeles

The inner city was my neighborhood. In the 1980s, when I was attending junior high school in South Central Los Angeles, gang violence was common…

By Randy Jurado Ertll

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Posted Mar. 29, 2017
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If the Louisiana Governor Has His Way, High School Graduates Will Continue to Stay Stuck in Remedial College Courses

If Governor John Bel Edwards has his way today, setting higher goals for Louisiana students could be delayed by a year or two and possibly…

By Lane Wright

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Posted Mar. 29, 2017
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Betsy, Can We Really “Uber”-ize Public Education? Here’s Why That’s a Terrible Idea.

This morning, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos delivered a keynote address at the Brookings Institution for the Center on Children and Families’ release of its fifth…

By Madison Gray

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Posted Mar. 29, 2017
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Coffee Break: E4E on Entering a New Chapter and Working on Reform From the Inside Out

Recently, the teacher-led reform group Educators for Excellence (E4E) announced a rebranding that includes an updated set of core principles and a new look for…

By Peter Cunningham

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