Gina Benz

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Teacher

Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Gina Benz teaches English at Roosevelt High School in Sioux Falls. She won South Dakota’s Milken Educator Award in October 2015.

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Posted Feb. 21, 2019

I Never Wanted to Be a Teacher But Now I #LoveTeaching

Growing up, I never wanted to be a teacher. At one time I wanted to be a sports writer; at…

By Gina Benz

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Posted Sep. 9, 2019

The Biggest Threat to Public Education Is Still Its Insidious ‘Belief Gap’

For a long time school reform seemed to be winning the public argument about the failure of schools to prepare students academically. During that run,…

By Chris Stewart

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Posted Sep. 12, 2019

Democratic Presidential Candidates Aren’t Talking About K-12 Education and That’s Why We Crashed Their Debate in Houston

All eyes may be on the third round of Democratic presidential candidates’ debates happening tonight. But let me direct your attention for a second to…

By Tanesha Peeples

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Posted Sep. 12, 2019

A Charter School Gave My Son Opportunity. Isn’t That What Democrats Should Stand For?

Tonight, the Democratic candidates for president will hold yet another debate, and likely, say very little about education. That’s why I rallied last night with…

By Wendy Gonzales-Neal

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