Posts from April 2016

Posted Apr. 29, 2016

The Critical Role Mayors Can Play in Improving Public Schools

Among the multitude of issues that mayors address on a daily basis, education improvement efforts sometimes take a back seat. But savvy mayors know that…

By Paul Koehler

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Posted Apr. 29, 2016

Here’s How It Feels to Watch Your Students on #CollegeSigningDay

A few weeks ago, I was cleaning out a closet in my house when I stumbled upon a folder full of letters my students had…

By Liz Riggs

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Posted Apr. 29, 2016

For Millions of Students, the Entire K-12 Education System Is a Sham

Scores for 12th graders on the NAEP math and reading assessments were released this week, and the news wasn’t good. Reading scores were flat (and have…

By Eric Lerum

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Posted Apr. 29, 2016

Research Says: Yes, #OptOutSoWhite

In Opt Out: An Examination of Issues, a peer-reviewed paper that is part of Educational Testing Service’s (ETS) Research Report Series, Randy E. Bennett analyzes “early press…

By Laura Waters

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Posted Apr. 29, 2016

New Roles for Ken Bubp and Chris Barbic

Neerav Kingsland writes at his blog Relinquishment that Ken Bubp (formerly of The Mind Trust) and Chris Barbic (founder of Yes College Prep and founding Superintendent of the Achievement School District in Tennessee) will be joining him in the combined efforts of the Laura and John Arnold Foundation and Hastings Fund. Bupb will hold the title of Education Director and Barbic will share the same title as Kingsland, Senior Education Fellow. With…

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Posted Apr. 28, 2016

Here’s How This School Is Preparing Students for Success at Home and School

Long after the last school bell rang, the halls and classrooms of Pascual LeDoux Academy were bustling. More than 80 families in this primarily Latino…

By Christine Alonzo, Reilly Pharo Carter

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Posted Apr. 28, 2016

OK, I Love Technology in the Classroom, But Here Are Some Things We Can’t Forget

Which innovations should the future president of the United States promote in schools across America? I answered that question on camera for the Center for…

By Marilyn Rhames

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Posted Apr. 27, 2016

Using Technology to Break Down Language Barriers in the Classroom

Teachers have heard the phrase “I don’t know?” in almost every language. Still, they take on a different meaning when the words come from a student really struggling to learn English. We see the frustration in their eyes when our English learners can’t communicate with peers and participate fully in class.…

By Sarah Loomis

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Posted Apr. 27, 2016

Coffee Break: Charter School Leader Ramona Patrick on Diversity and Busy Summers

Ramona Patrick is the founding principal of Citizens of the World, Silver Lake in Los Angeles. The Citizens of the World Charter Schools (CWCS) network…

By Halli Bayer

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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 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 July 20, 2017

Without the Office for Civil Rights, My High School Would Have Continued to Discriminate Against Students Like Me

You may have seen the news. On July 11, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos responded to a letter written by Senator Patty Murray, which questioned the…

By Elijah Armstrong

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Posted July 26, 2017

Everything You Need to Know About the NAACP’s Stance on Charter Schools

This post is continually updated with up-to-date information. In a scathing article by the Wall Street Journal, the NAACP is called out for "taking orders from its union backers"—those union backers being the United Federation of Teachers and National Education Association—"to oppose charter schools."…

By Ikhlas Saleem

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