Meredith Starks

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Teacher

Bossier City, Lousiana

Meredith Starks is a third grade teacher in Bossier City, Louisiana.

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Posted May 20, 2015

Why I Advocate: One Teacher’s Fight to Keep Standards in Her Classroom

As I finish my twelfth year in the classroom, I am forced to look back and reflect on a year…

By Meredith Starks

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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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