Marshall Cohen

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Executive Director, Lift for Life Academy

St. Louis, Missouri

Marshall Cohen is the co-founder and executive director of Lift for Life Academy, an innovative, child-focused charter school in St. Louis, Missouri.

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Posted July 15, 2021

Here’s How a Playground Can Be an Investment in Early Music Education

Not all children enjoy physical activities. To expose our youngest students to the joys of musical expression, we now include…

By Marshall Cohen

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Posted Dec. 1, 2021

When Charters Grow From Communities, They Can and Do Increase Equity

BES (Build, Excel, Sustain) started its Fellowship program 20 years ago to support school leaders with the preparation and professional development they needed to design,…

By Aasimah Navlakhi

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Posted Dec. 1, 2021

The Gifted and Talented Debates Aren’t About Rigor, They’re About Access

An interesting, complicated, and rather polarizing trend is going around in American education, and it has to do with special admission schools and the designation…

By Zachary Wright 

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Posted Nov. 30, 2021

Principals Must Be Hope Dealers In Schools and Communities

During a recent conversation, Murleen Coakley, principal of Greenfield Union in the Detroit Public Schools Community District, reminded me how much being a great principal…

By Robert Simmons

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