Carol Coker

Guest Blogger

Charter School Parent

Chicago, Illinois

Carol Coker is the proud parent of two daughters who attend Catalyst Maria Charter School and a resident of Chatham on the South Side of Chicago.

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Posted Oct. 19, 2015

Alderman Sawyer and Chicago City Council, Please Don’t Limit Chicago Families’ Opportunities and Choices

I am the proud parent of two daughters who attend Catalyst Maria Charter School and a resident of Chatham on…

By Carol Coker

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Posted Oct. 26, 2021

When We Let Go of Assumptions About What School Should Look Like, We Can Better Support the Whole Child

The Center on Reinventing Public Education has been a leader in tracking school districts’ responses to the pandemic and in showcasing innovations that could help…

By Robin Lake

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Posted Oct. 21, 2021

Q&A With Sharif El-Mekki and Shareefah Mason: You Won’t Retain Black Teachers Without Transforming Your School Culture

Shareefah Mason of Teach Plus and Sharif El-Mekki of the Center for Black Educator Development (CBED) believe that schools can only recruit and retain Black…

By Laura Waters

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Posted Oct. 20, 2021

While We Debate Mandatory Vaccines for Teachers, It’s the Kids Who Suffer

I recently wrote a post urging us, as an educator community, to prioritize the health and safety of our students and fellow teaching colleagues as…

By Kwame Sarfo-Mensah

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