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 June 29, 2020

If You Really Want to Make a Difference in Black Lives, Change How You Teach White Kids

The latest episodes of police murdering Black people have my chest burning like a building set ablaze. My heart is hot, my stomach churns. My…

By Nahliah Webber

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Posted July 2, 2020

Seriously, Betsy? The Civil Rights Act

On Friday U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos released a statement celebrating the 56th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act, passed in 1957 by a Republican-controlled…

By Laura Waters

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Posted July 1, 2020

Let’s Give Co-Teachers the Tools They Need to Make Classrooms More Equitable This Fall

Across the country, educators are mourning the loss of an unfinished year and wondering what student learning will look like in the fall. And yes,…

By Anne Eidelman

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