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 Dec. 5, 2019

We Were Making Progress on School Discipline Until Betsy DeVos Came Along

At the turn of the century, in 1999, I was graduating from high school, motivated to enter the teaching profession with a passion to reform…

By Kelisa Wing

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Posted Dec. 5, 2019

When Disney’s ‘Frozen II’ Represents Indigenous Peoples Better Than Elementary Schools, There’s a Problem

As I sat with my 7-year-old daughter and her friends in a movie theater for a showing of “Frozen II,” I was fascinated. No, it wasn’t…

By Gina Caneva

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Posted Dec. 3, 2019

Stop Arguing About ‘Equity’ and Focus on Student Outcomes

There’s a major force in the education world that has attempted to claim ownership over the term “equity.” From tweets questioning the value of literacy…

By Jasmine Lane

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