Valentina Korkes

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Ann Arbor, Michigan

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Posted Jan. 7, 2016

Not Feeling the Bern: Why Bernie Got It Wrong on Charter Schools

Bernie Sanders, white knight of social justice-loving liberals (like myself), has gone ahead and disappointed me one week into 2016.…

By Valentina Korkes

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Posted Dec. 2, 2015

Here’s What You Should Be Reading About the New ESEA

As the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act comes to head with a vote in the House today,…

By Valentina Korkes

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Posted Nov. 11, 2015

Detroit Parents Don’t Just Need School Choices, They Need Quality

A recent op-ed in The Detroit News included quotes from local parents, as well as polling data, showing that parents…

By Valentina Korkes

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Posted Nov. 5, 2015

Dear Democrats: It’s Time to Tell Us Where You Stand on Education

Dear Democratic Candidates, We really like you. We’ve been cheering you on for months now (or, in the case of…

By Eric Lerum, Valentina Korkes

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Posted Oct. 15, 2015

Ohio Goes ‘Public’ on Public Charter Schools

Ohio, among its many faults as the worst state in the entire country, has had a charter school sector that…

By Valentina Korkes

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Posted Oct. 5, 2015

No One Will Miss Arne as Much as #EduTwitter Will Miss Arne

Last week, to the disappointment of many (and surely the glee of a select few), President Obama’s longest-standing cabinet member,…

By Valentina Korkes

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Posted Sep. 25, 2015

Surprise, Surprise: A Hashtag About Being a Badass Woman Is Receiving Hate

I’ve written before about how proud I am to work in an industry that has its lion’s share of women,…

By Valentina Korkes

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Posted Sep. 16, 2015

Seattle Teachers Are Back in Business, But at What Cost?

In great news for students (and parents, let’s be honest), Seattle teachers and their district have reached an agreement and…

By Valentina Korkes

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Posted Sep. 11, 2015

Washington Students and Families Fight for Their Right to School Choice

Washington State is going through some educational growing pains: the state’s Supreme Court recently decided that it’s going to fine…

By Valentina Korkes

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Posted Sep. 4, 2015

When Districts Blame Students for Their Own Abuse

In my life, I’ve never felt anything like the disappointment and disgust I felt when I learned that the Los…

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Posted Mar. 31, 2020

Millions of Low-Income Students Are Being Denied Access to Internet

Access to public education is now a fundamental right. All 50 states mandate public education in their state constitutions. Once states made public education compulsory,…

By Zachary Wright 

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Posted Apr. 6, 2020

Governors Ask DeVos For Emergency Education Aid

On March 27th, two weeks ago last Friday, President Trump signed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (the CARES Act), a $2 trillion stimulus…

By Laura Waters

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Posted Apr. 6, 2020

My Kids Are Online All the Time Now And I Don’t Always Know What They’re Looking At

OK, I have a confession to make. I have not been as good at monitoring my children’s internet access as I should have been. If…

By ShaRhonda Knott-Dawson

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