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 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. 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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