Lisa Caponigro

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Teacher, Revere Public Schools

Revere, Massachusetts

Lisa Caponigro is a fifth-grade math teacher and a teachers union leader in Revere Public Schools in Revere, Massachusetts. She serves on a teacher leadership council and has taught for 11 years.

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Posted Dec. 7, 2015

How My District Did Common Core Right

While plenty of ink has been spilled arguing about whether the Common Core standards are a good idea, much less…

By Lisa Caponigro

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Posted Aug. 24, 2015

Thanks, Common Core, for Making Me a Better Math Teacher

Last year I had a timid fifth-grader, Adriana, who took my “Math Attitudes” survey on the first day of school.…

By Lisa Caponigro

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Posted Feb. 28, 2020

Our Kids Can No Longer Wait for Educational Justice, And They Shouldn’t Have To

I wanna talk about three things: movements, public education and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s words foreshadowing what would be an ongoing and urgent fight.…

By Tanesha Peeples

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Posted Feb. 25, 2020

Now That Trump Is Abandoning Charter Schools, Democrats Are Free to Champion a Truly Progressive Education Platform

I could be Bernie Sanders’ daughter. After all, my parents were much like him, children of Eastern European Jewish immigrants who settled in New York…

By Laura Waters

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Posted Feb. 21, 2020

We’re Teaching Black History Month All Wrong

News flash: We have been celebrating Black History Month all wrong.  Black History Month (originally “Negro History Week”) was started by Carter G. Woodson in…

By ShaRhonda Knott-Dawson

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