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Posted Jan. 17, 2018

Teachers Are More Supportive of Education Reform Than You Think

I’m a science teacher, so it’s in my nature to be curious about how and why things work the way…

By Garris Landon Stroud

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Posted Jan. 11, 2018

Education Is a Civil Rights Issue. Sorry, Not Sorry.

I’m just going to go ahead and say it: School reform is a civil rights issue, and it’s one that…

By Garris Landon Stroud

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Posted Jan. 5, 2018

Rural Kids Need Better Schools Too

I didn’t really think much about rural representation until I first got involved in educational leadership. For the first time,…

By Garris Landon Stroud

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Posted Dec. 18, 2017

We Can’t Keep Doing the Same Thing in Schools and Expect Better Results

“School reform” is such a misunderstood concept in the education world. That misunderstanding, of course, leads many people to dismiss…

By Garris Landon Stroud

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Posted Dec. 11, 2017

Stop Talking About Charter Schools and Focus on What’s Really Causing Segregation

A recent report from The Associated Press has been turning heads about the link between charter schools and segregation. According…

By Garris Landon Stroud

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Posted Dec. 6, 2017

If We’re Going to Have a Real Conversation About Education, We’ll Need a Few More Seats at This Table

Often when I let my students work in groups, I remind them of a favorite proverb of mine: “If you…

By Garris Landon Stroud

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Posted Nov. 22, 2017

Achievement Gaps Are Just the Symptom. Opportunity Gaps Are the Real Problem.

We hear a lot of talk about achievement gaps these days, and rightfully so. America has only grown more diverse,…

By Garris Landon Stroud

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Posted Nov. 16, 2017

Want to Close Achievement Gaps? Know Why They Exist in the First Place

There’s a sad reality in our education system today: Some students just don’t do as well as others. I realize…

By Garris Landon Stroud

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Posted Oct. 24, 2017

Banning ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ Because It Makes You Uncomfortable Isn’t How You Learn

Biloxi, Mississippi, made news when its public school district pulled Harper Lee’s classic “To Kill a Mockingbird” from its eighth-grade…

By Garris Landon Stroud

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Posted Oct. 23, 2017

Kentucky’s Changing How Schools Are Judged and Here’s Why You Should Care

With the adoption of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), the marquee educational law that Congress passed in 2015, Kentucky…

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Posted Dec. 2, 2019

Believe It or Not, Trump and DeVos Have Done Some Good for American Education

I’ve been leading Getting NYC Kindergarten and Getting Into NYC High School workshops for New York City parents for approximately 15 years. But only since…

By Alina Adams

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Posted Dec. 2, 2019

Don’t Take Us Back to the Days When Our Children With Disabilities Could Be Denied an Education

We barely survived my son Jonah’s adolescence. One evening in Philadelphia’s 30th Street Station he pushed me so hard I fell to the ground and…

By Laura Waters

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Posted Dec. 2, 2019

Students Aren’t the Only Ones in Schools Who Need a Financial Literacy Course

From Maryland to Arizona, public schools report not having proper temperature control, adequate books or enough buses to ensure that children are picked up on…

By Rashawn Ray

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