J. Gordon Wright

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Deputy Executive Director

Chicago, Illinois

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Posted Oct. 31, 2014

Cunningham Asks Weingarten to “Rebuild Trust and Change Conversation”

This morning our executive director, Peter Cunningham, published An Open Letter to Randi Weingarten in Education Week, calling for a…

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Posted Oct. 16, 2014

New Website Supports Meaningful Tests in Minnesota

A new website by MinnCAN wants to make sure kids keep taking meaningful tests in Minnesota schools: Pass the Test…

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Posted Oct. 13, 2014

Why Is Diane Ravitch Belittling These Teachers?

In a recent blog post, education historian Diane Ravitch belittled two teachers who happen to disagree with her and school…

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Posted Sep. 18, 2014

Community Group Helps Quality Charter Schools Stay Afloat

Many in the education world may not have heard of the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), but they’ve been around…

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Posted Sep. 9, 2014

Teacher Tenure Just Needs Some Common-Sense Changes

The mere mention of teacher tenure sets any education conversation on edge. Either you want to keep it because it…

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Posted Sep. 8, 2014

Least Effective NY Educators Teaching Most Vulnerable Students

Capital New York unpacks the state’s latest teacher evaluation results showing that lower-income schools tend to have less effective teachers,…

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Posted Sep. 4, 2014

More Support for “a Civil Conversation” and Building Bridges

Ed Week’s Mark Walsh takes a look at Education Post in his most recent blog, New Group Seeks to Counter…

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Posted Sep. 2, 2014
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Washington Post Announces Education Post

As Lyndsey Layton writes in the Washington Post, we created Education Post so we could turn “the schoolyard brawl” into…

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Posted Dec. 7, 2018

Black Kids Don’t Need a Handout or a Shortcut, They Just Need Schools That Work

Outrage: Black Kids Are Dumb, Poor and Incapable of Success Do y’all remember the line from “The Color Purple,” “I’m poor, I’m Black…I may even…

By Tanesha Peeples

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Posted Dec. 6, 2018

Why We Need to Stop Thinking About Students in Terms of Strengths and Weaknesses

My son is a freshman in high school and this felt like my first report card pick up all over again. While I have access…

By LeeAndra Khan

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Posted Dec. 7, 2018

D.C.’s School Report Cards Set a New Standard for Community Engagement

As parents dropping our children off at school, many of us may wonder, will they have a good day? Will they do their best? Will…

By Mike Magee

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