Posts from March 2015

Posted Mar. 31, 2015

Opting Out Is Not Progressive

Lately I’ve noticed a lot of my fellow left-leaning parents on Chicago’s North Side decrying the state’s new standardized test, PARCC. Those with kids in…

By J. Gordon Wright

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Posted Mar. 31, 2015

Why Do We Need a Sign to Remind Us Not to Run Over Other People’s Kids?

Mike Petrilli kicked off an intense and illuminating debate recently (see here, here, and here) when he seemed to blame the lagging academic achievement of…

By Marianne Lombardo

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Posted Mar. 30, 2015

Don’t Block. Let’s Talk.

I practically have blisters from blocking / muting today. The stupid (& its allies) may not be contagious, but why take a chance. #MDAWisdom —…

By Erika Sanzi

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Posted Mar. 30, 2015

John Thompson: A Teacher Proposes a Different Framework for Accountability

Since Education Post publicly launched last September, we have had the privilege of getting to know people across the policy spectrum who are passionate about…

By John Thompson

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Posted Mar. 30, 2015

Audrey Hill: A Teacher Proposes a Different Framework for Accountability

Since Education Post publicly launched last September, we have had the privilege of getting to know people across the policy spectrum who are passionate about…

By Audrey Hill

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Posted Mar. 30, 2015

Educators Who See the Potential in Every Child Inspire Us All

Eric Brandt gets it. He knows there are gaps—in achievement, opportunities, and beliefs—between his own two boys and the children that he serves every day…

By Charlie Cummings

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Posted Mar. 30, 2015

Make Net Neutrality a Net Win for Students and Rural Communities

There is one thing we know for certain about net neutrality: it’s a quagmire of conspiracy theories, accusations and picking sides. But if we don’t…

By Bev Perdue

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Posted Mar. 30, 2015

You Can’t Make a Claim About Military Families Without Providing Some Evidence

More Military Families Choosing Homeschooling Over Common Core, an article out of Breitbart, actually points to several sources extolling the benefits of Common Core for military families—including Gen. Benjamin C. Freakley (commanding general of the United States Army Accessions Command), Achieve, Inc., the Military Child Education Coalition and former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee. As the title suggests, though, the article goes on to…

By Valentina Korkes

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Posted Mar. 27, 2015

Who Is Investing in Our Future?

Candidates and pundits talk nonstop about our national priorities and what it takes to be globally competitive. I see it in their (and their PACs’)…

By Ann Whalen

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Posted Mar. 27, 2015

Our Students Are Talking But We’re Not Listening

“So, do I just give zeros to the kids who slept through the final?” This was a serious question posed to me one day, and…

By Tom Rademacher

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Posted Sep. 21, 2017

Ninth-Grade GPAs Predict Kids’ Futures and Chicago Is Raising Them

Today, the University of Chicago Consortium on School Research has issued a new report that reveals all the ways ninth-grade GPA can predict students’ futures.…

By Maureen Kelleher

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Posted Sep. 20, 2017

Coffee Break: Andrea Castañeda on How Tulsa Is Earning a Place on the Map

Andrea Castañeda recently joined Tulsa Public Schools as the district’s chief innovation officer, working alongside Chiefs for Change member Superintendent Deborah Gist. Castañeda brings with…

By Michael Vaughn

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Posted Sep. 19, 2017

7 Days Before Graduation My Student Disappeared, But That’s Not What Made Me Cry

I remember the first time I saw her walking down the school corridor like she owned the place. She did. She was known as the…

By Melissa Revuelta

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