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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…

By Lamont Douglas

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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…

By Lamont Douglas

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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 Oct. 26, 2021

When We Let Go of Assumptions About What School Should Look Like, We Can Better Support the Whole Child

The Center on Reinventing Public Education has been a leader in tracking school districts’ responses to the pandemic and in showcasing innovations that could help…

By Robin Lake

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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 Teach Plus and Sharif El-Mekki of the Center for Black Educator Development (CBED) believe that schools can only recruit and retain Black…

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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