Holly Kragthorpe

Guest Blogger

Public School Teacher

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Holly Kragthorpe is a national policy manager and Educators 4 Excellence. Previously she taught middle school and high school social studies for the Minneapolis Public Schools, where she also served as a union steward for Minneapolis Federation of Teachers and a School Team Leader for Educators 4 Excellence.

Kragthorpe is also the mother of two school-aged children.

RECENT POSTS

Posted Feb. 15, 2016

Why We Should Move the Education Conversation From Budgets to Presidential Platforms

Every four years the presidential election cycle spurs our country to have a national conversation about the direction in which…

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Posted Dec. 10, 2015

Teachers, Here’s Why You Should Pay Attention to the New Education Law

After years of trying to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), Congress and the president have finally passed a…

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Posted Mar. 24, 2015

Standardized Testing: Kid Tested, Mother Approved

This post was jointly-authored by Erika Sanzi and Holly Kragthorpe, who have 22 years of teaching experience between them and…

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Posted Nov. 11, 2014

A Teacher Asks, How Do You Like Them Apples?

Holly Kragthorpe teaches seventh-graders at Ramsey Middle School in Minneapolis, where she is a union steward for Minneapolis Federation of…

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Posted Oct. 18, 2021

Times Are Tough. Asking Teachers to Get Tougher Isn’t the Answer.

Wednesday started out like any other; I left my house at 7:00 am to drive to my school campus, where I teach bilingual early childhood…

By Megan Hillegass

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Posted Oct. 21, 2021

Q&A With Sharif El-Mekki and Shareefah Mason: You Won’t Retain Black Teachers Without Transforming Your School Culture

Shareefah Mason of TeachPlus and Sharif El-Mekki of the Center For Black Educator Development (CBED) believe that schools can only recruit and retain Black teachers…

By Laura Waters

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Posted Oct. 20, 2021

While We Debate Mandatory Vaccines for Teachers, It’s the Kids Who Suffer

I recently wrote a post urging us, as an educator community, to prioritize the health and safety of our students and fellow teaching colleagues as…

By Kwame Sarfo-Mensah

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