Posted Jan. 30, 2018

Our School Is Intentionally Diverse Because We Know Our Differences Make Us Stronger

Recently, a parent at one of our Citizens of the World Charter Schools (CWC) campuses in Los Angeles shared this story with me: My husband…

By Kriste Dragon

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Posted Apr. 26, 2017

Small Enough to Manage, Big Enough to Matter: Kansas City’s Latest Attempt at School Reform

Some education reform efforts in America’s larger cities struggle to go to scale. Think Los Angeles and laptops, New York City and school turnarounds, or…

By Peter Cunningham

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Posted Dec. 23, 2016

My Former School District Just Made Fighting a Felony, and Here’s the Problem

In 2006, I graduated from Hazelwood Central High School in St. Louis County. Up until I turned 16, and later sometimes to save on gas…

By Mike “Orie” Mosley

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Posted Nov. 29, 2016

My Teachers Didn’t Believe I Could Read, But My Mom Found a School That Did

At 3-years-old I began school and could read fluently. Despite my mother telling my teachers that I could read since I was 2, they refused…

By TateAnna Gravely-Moss

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Posted Sep. 1, 2015

The Odd Couples of Education: Teachers Unions and the GOP

We were recently treated to the most in-depth conversations yet on the campaign trail regarding education policy, courtesy of a Republican candidate forum co-sponsored by The…

By Eric Lerum

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Posted Aug. 11, 2015

3 Key Moments in the Hartford Integration Episode of ‘This American Life’

There’s lots to admire about the latest This American Life episode focused on stealthy school integration efforts in Hartford, Connecticut. But I must admit I found…

By Alexander Russo

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Posted Aug. 10, 2015

To Ferguson, With Love

One of the first things my professor, Sister Mary Woods, taught me in Biology 101 was the first law of nature: self-preservation. Pain and fear,…

By Marilyn Rhames

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Posted Jan. 27, 2015

Eye on the States: These Governors Are Prioritizing Education

If you want to know what’s really happening in education policy, don’t just look to D.C. or #SOTU (that’s Obama’s State of the Union hashtag,…

By Valentina Korkes

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Posted Dec. 15, 2014

Leadership that Takes the Whole Child into Account

If you have questions about the power of superintendents to make a big difference in high-poverty school districts, Tiffany Anderson can answer them. Education Week…

By Chris Stewart

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Posted Nov. 25, 2014

Educational Equality and Thankfulness

I was already writing this Thanksgiving piece when news broke of the decision in the Michael Brown case. It quickly became impossible for me to…

By Erika Sanzi

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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. 14, 2018

Stephen Hawking Showed Us That Every Student Has Hidden Talents, Even Those With Profound Disabilities

Last night, I heard the news of Stephen Hawking’s passing. He and I had been corresponding these past few weeks and I knew he had…

By Brett Bigham

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Posted Mar. 14, 2018

A Bullet Took My Student and I Want to Remember Him by Saving Other Lives

Take a moment and think back to when you were 12 years old. See life through the eyes of your 12-year-old self. What were you…

By Valerie Groth

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