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Posted Jan. 21, 2022

As #MeTooK12 Turns 4, Students Can’t Wait for Adults to Make Change

This January marks the fourth anniversary of #MeTooK12, a campaign spotlighting the widespread sexual harassment and assault millions of students experience each day. Although statistics…

By Esther Warkov

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Posted Jan. 20, 2022

Abbott Elementary Is Right On Time!

At a time where we have a growing number of universities shutting down their teacher preparation programs and teachers leaving the profession at alarming rates,…

By Kwame Sarfo-Mensah

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Posted Jan. 18, 2022

Lawmakers Pay Teachers Lip Service, But from Subs to Curriculum, They Don’t Respect Us

The other day, my wife and I watched the first episode of the new sitcom Abbott Elementary.  In this episode, there’s a hilarious scene where…

By Kwame Sarfo-Mensah

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Posted Jan. 14, 2022

To Improve Our School District, We Asked a Rabbi and Two Pastors

2022 arrived in America’s public schools not with a bang, but rather, a long and tired sigh.  Students need stable, high-quality schools more than ever,…

By Andrea Castañeda

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Posted Jan. 13, 2022

Explained: How to Run for Your Local School Board

School boards (in some states “school committees”) sit at the intersection of civic engagement, local politics, and community service. The school board is a team…

By Brianna Crowley

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Posted Jan. 13, 2022

Chicago Isn’t the Only City Putting Politics Over Kids

The politics of education are broken and we are seeing the effects of it play out in real-time.  In Chicago, a stalemate over remote learning…

By Sharif El-Mekki

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Posted Jan. 10, 2022

America Is Losing Sight Of Teachers’ Humanity

Do you remember when teachers were heroes? It was a pretty great week. I got a couple of Amazon gift cards from my students and…

By Garris Landon Stroud

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Posted Jan. 7, 2022

Strong School Leaders Are Key to Helping the Entire School Community Navigate This Pandemic

From staffing shortages and school board protests to the ongoing challenges presented by the pandemic, times are tough for educators and school leaders, and may…

By Chris Minnich

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Posted Jan. 6, 2022

A Year After the Capitol Insurrection It’s Unclear Whether We Have Woken Up a Changed Nation

One year ago, hundreds of Trump supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol building attempting to overthrow a democratic election. It was one of those strange experiences…

By Zachary Wright 

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Posted Jan. 5, 2022

More Than 330,000 of Chicago’s Children Didn’t Learn Today Because of CPS’s Staggering Lack of Planning

Once again, drama is flaring over Chicago Public Schools’ management of the pandemic. In the city of Chicago, more than 330,000 children are not learning today…

By Maureen Kelleher

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Posted Jan. 21, 2022

As #MeTooK12 Turns 4, Students Can’t Wait for Adults to Make Change

This January marks the fourth anniversary of #MeTooK12, a campaign spotlighting the widespread sexual harassment and assault millions of students experience each day. Although statistics…

By Esther Warkov

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Posted Jan. 18, 2022

Lawmakers Pay Teachers Lip Service, But from Subs to Curriculum, They Don’t Respect Us

The other day, my wife and I watched the first episode of the new sitcom Abbott Elementary.  In this episode, there’s a hilarious scene where…

By Kwame Sarfo-Mensah

Read Post

Posted Jan. 13, 2022

Explained: How to Run for Your Local School Board

School boards (in some states “school committees”) sit at the intersection of civic engagement, local politics, and community service. The school board is a team…

By Brianna Crowley

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