Tracy Netter

Guest Blogger

Teacher, Chicago Public Schools

Chicago, Illinois

Tracy Netter has been an elementary teacher in Chicago Public Schools for more than 20 years. She is a member of Educators for Excellence’s teacher survey advisory group.

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Posted Feb. 13, 2020

Here’s How Teachers Can Support Their Experiences With Data to Improve Schools

Teachers aren’t asked nearly often enough what they think about the issues that are impacting our students, schools and profession.…

By Daniel Gannon, Tracy Netter

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Posted Sep. 20, 2018

Even When Teachers Don’t Feel Safe, They Don’t Support Guns in the Classroom

Hear us teachers loud and clear: We do not want to be armed, and we do not want to work…

By Tracy Netter

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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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