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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…

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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…

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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 Apr. 19, 2021

We Can’t Protect Our Students From Racism, But We Can Prepare Them to Combat and Reject It

On January 6, when an angry mob stormed the Capitol, I was in the middle of teaching my 7th grade English language arts students about…

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Posted Apr. 16, 2021

The Pandemic Is Exactly Why We Need Standardized Testing

In the next few weeks, nearly all school districts in the U.S. will offer at least some in-person instruction. The worst of the pandemic school…

By Evan Stone

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Posted Apr. 13, 2021

Meet Two Teachers Learning to Center Their Students’ Identities Without Losing Sight of Their Own

Lindsay Singer and Ashley McCall are both third grade teachers at Cesar Chavez Multicultural Academic Center in Chicago. Lindsay teaches mathematics and inquiry. And Ashley…

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