Peter Cook

Guest Blogger

Education Consultant

New Orleans, Louisiana

Peter became involved in education reform in New Orleans Public Schools as a 2002 Teach For America corps member and has worked in various capacities at Teach For America, KIPP, TNTP and the Recovery School District.

He now works as a consultant helping districts transform their organizations to better serve the needs of low-income students.

Peter blogs about education in Louisiana at PE + CO.

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Posted Oct. 3, 2016

Slate’s Piece on Union Busting at Charter Schools Isn’t Journalism, It’s Union Propaganda

On Thursday, Slate published “How Charter Schools Bust Unions,” a skewed portrayal of the anti-union tactics of charter schools from…

By Peter Cook

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Posted Aug. 19, 2016

Louisiana’s Children and Families Need Your Help

Inescapable floodwaters, homes destroyed, livelihoods threatened, schools shuttered and hundreds of thousands of Louisianans in desperate need of help. No,…

By Peter Cook

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Posted Aug. 5, 2015

We’re Expelling Far Fewer Kids in New Orleans Than Ever Before

On Wednesday, the Recovery School District (RSD) released data showing that expulsions fell 14 percent across the city’s schools between…

By Peter Cook

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Posted Jan. 20, 2021

Amanda Gorman Is Climbing That Hill. Now if Only The Rest of Us Would Join Her.

Today at President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris’s inauguration, Amanda Gorman stole the show. Lady Gaga? J-Lo? Garth Brooks? No contest. This 22-year-old…

By Laura Waters

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Posted Jan. 20, 2021

I Don’t Know if Biden Can Heal This Nation, But a House Divided Cannot Stand

November 2016, I walked into my school building to students blocking their peers from coming through my classroom door. They said, “We’re building a wall,…

By Kelisa Wing

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Posted Jan. 13, 2021

As Grown-Ups Argue Over Reopening Schools, Chicago’s Kids Lose

Chicago Public Schools students are back in school.  Well, some of them are. It’s complicated, and getting messier by the minute.  WBEZ Chicago has more…

By Rob Samuelson

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