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 Oct. 7, 2019

Here’s How You Can Talk About Christopher Columbus in Your Classroom

When I invite teachers to rethink how they teach Columbus at our semiannual UnColumbus Day Symposium in Philadelphia, many teachers think it’s not for them.…

By Ali Michael, Ph.D.

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Posted Oct. 9, 2019

Fellow Black Parents, It’s Time to Break the Silence About Our Kids With Disabilities

My mom and society have taught me that it is rude to offer advice when no one asks for it. But Black folks aren’t talking about…

By ShaRhonda Knott-Dawson

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Posted Oct. 11, 2019

Time for Democrats to Recognize the Progressive Roots of Charter Schools

Listening to the rhetoric of Democratic presidential candidates, one would think charter schools were a Republican initiative opposed by all progressives. Bernie Sanders calls for a…

By Emily Langhorne, David Osborne

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