About Education Post

Education Post seeks to elevate the voices of the people who matter most in the movement to improve schools: parents, kids and teachers.

We have built a national network of education advocates who celebrate successes, call out challenges, and speak up in defense of needed reforms through blogs, videos, op-eds and public appearances.

Our bloggers tackle three of the most pressing questions facing our schools:

  • How do we know if our schools are good enough?
  • What do we do when they’re not?
  • How do we ensure that all children have access to great schools?

Education Post supports reforms that seek to answer these questions, but you’ll find a wide variety of views expressed here.

We support school accountability. We think public schools should educate and prepare all children, regardless of income, race or ability. We believe the goal of every school should be to prepare each child for college and career, and we believe it is possible because there are public schools facing tremendous adversity that still manage to do it every day.

But how to achieve this is a matter of debate. Some of our bloggers advocate for real consequences for schools that fall short, but others worry that the fix is sometimes worse than the problem.

We also support strong charter schools. Charter schools are public schools, and they are open to all children equally. Children of color who live in urban areas tend to do better in charter schools than they do in traditional district-run schools.

But in some places where charter schools aren’t held to a higher bar or are allowed to conduct questionable practices, we challenge them to put the needs of children and families above all else.

Giving every child a better shot at the American Dream starts with providing a great education.

We’re grateful to our funders, Bloomberg Philanthropies, the Walton Family Foundation, Emerson Collective, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Joyce Foundation, for helping support the work of dozens of advocates, activists and contributors all across the country.

From our start in September 2014, our goal remains the same: making it safe to speak out, to advocate and to take a stand. Open, honest dialogue is the surest path to progress.

As we always say: “Better conversation, better education.”

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Posted June 20, 2018

The Trump Administration Is Violating Everything We Know as Educators About How to Work With Families

“In the treatment of the child the world foreshadows its own future and faith. All words and all thinking lead to the child—to that vast…

By Steve Zimmerman, Shahara Jackson

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Posted June 19, 2018

Teachers Shouldn’t Have to Wait Until Summer to Get Professional Development

The end of the school year is always my favorite time. With standardized assessments finished, it’s my time to finally breathe, slow down to reflect…

By Brian Lane Stanley

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Posted June 18, 2018

School Shootings Aren’t the Only Things School Police Officers Need to Train For

In light of recent school shootings, one of the proposed solutions has been to put more school police officers in schools. In the last 30…

By Zachary Wright 

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