Hanna Grace Frank

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Chicago, Illinois

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Posted Dec. 12, 2014

One Teacher on Her “Ideal” School System

Caroline Apgar is a middle school language-arts teacher at Mauro-Sheridan Science, Technology, and Communications Interdistrict Magnet School in New Haven,…

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Posted Dec. 4, 2014

A Letter to Louis C.K.: I’m Still Not Over the Common Core Thing

Dear Louie, Like many, I love your comedy. I count down the days until your next comedy special and quote…

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Posted Dec. 4, 2014

VIDEO: Let a Teacher Explain

A few months ago, Louis C.K. had some strong thoughts on higher math standards. He took to Twitter and appeared on…

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Posted Dec. 3, 2014

VIDEO: Why I Chose a Charter

Teachers are often asked why they chose the profession. But how do they choose a specific school—especially when it’s a…

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Posted Nov. 30, 2014

For Students “Let Down by the System,” This Teacher Sees Opportunity

Isaiah Sago is a sixth-grade algebra and geometry teacher at Dorothy Johnson Community Day School in Los Angeles. He recently…

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Posted Nov. 30, 2014

Here’s What Good Testing Looks Like

With many teachers speaking out against testing, Maura N. Henry, a teacher of English as a second language in New…

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Posted Nov. 24, 2014

Blog Series Amplifies the Voices of Teachers of Color

This will be the first year in America that white students are not the majority of the student body. However,…

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Posted Nov. 24, 2014

This Teacher Couldn’t Disagree More

Common Core opponents are quick to blame the new standards when they see students struggling and test scores dropping. Pat…

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Posted Nov. 24, 2014

Teacher Opinions Are Being Left Out of the Conversation

Teachers are the everyday experts on Common Core. They are the ones charged with translating those higher standards into meaningful,…

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Posted Nov. 24, 2014

Teachers Sharing Why Common Core Works in Their Classroom

This week Educators 4 Excellence announced their New York educators blog collaborative. Four teachers have joined the team to share…

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Here’s Why Black People Being Whipped at the Border Is Like the Public Education System

Look at this picture of a white man on a horse appearing to whip a Black man.  And no, this isn’t from the year 1712.…

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More Than One Million Parents Voted With Their Feet to Choose the Best Option For Their Family

A new report from the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools (NAPCS) finds that enrollment in district public schools dropped 3% from school years 2019-2020…

By Laura Waters

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