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Posted Feb. 22, 2017
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#MyBlackHistory: My Mom Had to Lie to Get Me Into a Good School. No Parent Should Have to Do That.

In a nation as wealthy as America, no parent should have to lie about their address to get their child into a high-quality school. Sadly, I have heard this same tale from many, many other Black families.…

By Nate Bowling

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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 Oct. 4, 2016
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This School Canceled a Celebration of Black Men, But They Showed Up Anyway

An extraordinary event called “Black Men Uniting to Change the Narrative” was planned at South Seattle’s John Muir Elementary to publicly declare that Black Lives…

By Matt Halvorson

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Posted June 30, 2016
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How I Stumbled on the Real Power of Student Voice

Here’s a conundrum. The purpose of schools is to educate students. But students have little to no input in their education. Now, I actually did…

By Matthew Fulle

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Posted Oct. 21, 2015
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Calling Out PBS NewsHour on the Facts About Standardized Testing

On October 20, PBS NewsHour aired a segment by Gwen Ifill that profiled Seattle teacher Jesse Hagopian, who is leading a boycott of the Smarter…

By Will Ragland

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Posted Sep. 16, 2015
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Seattle Teachers Are Back in Business, But at What Cost?

In great news for students (and parents, let’s be honest), Seattle teachers and their district have reached an agreement and both teachers and students will…

By Valentina Korkes

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Posted Sep. 11, 2015
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Lily, Tell the Truth. This Strike Is Not for Kids.

Lily Eskelsen García, in her role as the NEA president, has told a lie. She asserts that the decision by Seattle’s school teachers to go…

By Erika Sanzi

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Posted Sep. 9, 2015

Robin Lake Condemns the Washington State Supreme Court’s Ruling on Charter Schools

Robin Lake, director of the University of Washington’s Center on Reinventing Public Education, writes about the Washington state Supreme Court’s charter ruling not only as a charter expert but also as a Seattle Public Schools parent. She asserts: With its ruling, the court has locked Washington state into a defunct, hundred-year-old notion of public schooling that makes it impossible for the citizens or the legislature to experiment with…

By Education Post

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Posted June 12, 2015
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What We Should Think When We Hear About Kalief Browder

We are better than this. Driving home on Monday, I heard on NPR that Kalief Browder, the young man from Brooklyn who spent three years…

By Lisa Macfarlane

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Posted June 3, 2015
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Who’s Responsible for the Education of Your Child?

“Who is responsible for the education of your child?” That’s the question I asked the Black Education Strategy Roundtable (BESR) in Seattle this past weekend.…

By Chris Stewart

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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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