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Back to School, Back to Basics With Parent-Teacher Partnerships

The smell of education is in the air. Parents have bought uniforms and school supplies are packed up and ready…

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Posted Jan. 3, 2018

We Knew the School Wasn’t Working for Our Kids So We Fixed It

There is something oddly beautiful about realizing that something isn’t right with education in your community. I have never been…

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Posted Jan. 6, 2017

Ed Reformers, Here’s the One Important Voice You’re Ignoring

Maybe we should just be honest and admit that we are kidding ourselves. We say that the election of Trump…

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Posted Nov. 3, 2016

Guess What, Equity and Equality Are Not the Same Thing

Two years ago in an Education Trust article, Blair Mann outlined the difference between equity and equality when it comes to…

By Lamont Douglas

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Posted Oct. 12, 2016

Coffee Break: New Orleans’ Ben Kleban on Saying Goodbye to the School Board You Used to Know and Looking to the Future

Say goodbye to the New Orleans school board you used to know. When Senate Bill 432—which called for a return of…

By Lamont Douglas

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Posted Jan. 12, 2016

Pressing Reset in Louisiana: I’m Optimistic But I Still Have a Lot of Questions

For the year ahead, I am optimistic and excited about educational gains moving forward in my city and state of…

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Posted May 22, 2020

With a Little Radical Imagination, We Can Prepare Our Students to Become Leaders

Early in the school year, after our daily Pledge of Allegiance, my fifth grader, Cassandra, asked, “Why are people mad when Colin Kaepernick kneels during…

By Joan Hurley

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Posted May 22, 2020

For My Family, Seeing Their First-Gen Latina Daughter Walk Across the Stage Would Have Been Everything

If I were a magician for a day, I would strike my wand and eliminate the memory of the coronavirus as well as its impact.…

By Karen Balbuena

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Posted May 22, 2020

Reopening Schools While Coronavirus Is Still on the Loose Is Ass-Backward

I swear this country is ass-backward. In last week’s Senate hearing, Dr. Anthony Fauci—the nation’s leading expert on the coronavirus pandemic—said outright, “… states will…

By Tanesha Peeples

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