Fran Spero

Guest Blogger

Parent

Sacramento, California

Fran Spero is a mother to two boys, ages 7 and 10 in second and sixth grade. She lives in a semi-rural area in northern California, just south of Lake Tahoe.

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Posted Oct. 22, 2015

When Schools and Teachers Don’t Reach Out to Families, It’s Bad for Everyone

There are a few surprises worth noting in Education Post’s recently released poll. One finding reflects the opposite of what one…

By Fran Spero

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Posted Sep. 16, 2020

How to Raise Children Who Celebrate Diversity

Nearly a century ago, Father Flanagan, the founder of Boys Town, said, It costs so little to teach a child to love, and so much…

By Bridget Barnes

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Posted Sep. 17, 2020

Yes, White Teachers Still Need to Be Ready to Talk to Students About Race

“What’s the difference between a killing and a lynching?” The question popped up on my phone through the Google Hangouts app I installed in March.…

By Desiree Mitchel

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Posted Sep. 15, 2020

Kids Need to Write More. A Lot More.

Growing up with teachers for parents, my siblings and I were taught that writing is an indispensable skill. We attended rigorous schools and enrichment programs…

By Aigner Picou

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