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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…

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 Aug. 3, 2020

What If We Radically Reimagined the New School Year?

Monday night I sat on my back patio staring up into a rare, starry Chicago night. I squinted and made out each point of The…

By Ashley McCall

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Posted Aug. 3, 2020

No Justice for Kindergartners, Or Any Kids, This Year

Cheltenham School District just released a letter to the community confirming that after months of internal and external discussions, surveys of stakeholders, and feedback from the board,…

By Dan Schultz

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Posted July 29, 2020

Here’s How You Can Prepare Your Children for Remote Instruction

This week, some Indianapolis students will begin the 2020-21 school year. This includes my twin sons. Their district, Washington Township, has decided to reopen remotely.…

By Shawnta S. Barnes

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