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Posted Nov. 7, 2018

No Matter What Anyone Says, the Money Ought to Follow the Kid Regardless of What Kind of Public School They Choose

I am punching above my weight. I am no education policy wonk, nor am I a mover or shaker in America’s larger educational conversation. But…

By Zachary Wright 

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Posted Aug. 3, 2016

You Can’t Argue With Success

In the City of New York, parents are lining up by the thousands to enroll their children in public charter schools like Success Academy, attracted…

By Peter Cunningham

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Posted Jul. 26, 2016

If Charter Schools Aren’t Public, Then Neither Are Elite Magnets

At a recent book club meeting, we were wrapping up a spirited discussion of James Baldwin’s “The Fire Next Time” when our talk veered to…

By Tracy Dell’Angela

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Posted Mar. 22, 2016

Our Network in the News

Black male educators renew focus on recruitment, retention 10/18/2016 The Philadelphia Tribune — Wilford Shamlin III NAACP vote won’t diminish support for charter schools in black…

By Gordon Wright

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Posted Sep. 17, 2015

How the Common Core Could Improve SAT Scores

As a high school English teacher in Florida, up to 50 percent of my last two evaluation scores were determined by student academic growth, including…

By Samantha Cerchio

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Posted Mar. 18, 2015

No Miracle Here: We Believe in Dashaun

Dashaun is the kind of young man New York Principal Carol Burris thinks could not be expected to handle the Common Core State Standards. Apparently,…

By Erika Sanzi

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Posted Oct. 29, 2014

Testing Not about Mistrust, It’s about Getting an Accurate Diagnosis

Arne Duncan made a lot of people mad with his comments about white suburban mothers back in 2013. Well, I’m a white suburban mother and I…

By Erika Sanzi

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Posted Oct. 13, 2014

Why Is Diane Ravitch Belittling These Teachers?

In a recent blog post, education historian Diane Ravitch belittled two teachers who happen to disagree with her and school principal Carol Burris on the…

By J. Gordon Wright

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Posted Sep. 19, 2014

Let’s Get to the Core of Debate on Standards, Waivers

Carol, I appreciate your quick follow-up and willingness to engage in a conversation about how we can support success for all of our students. We…

By Ann Whalen

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Posted Nov. 23, 2021

Not Every Kid Looks Forward to Holiday Breaks

As a kid, I didn’t look forward to the holidays as much as my classmates did because it meant more time in a home that…

By Kelly D. Holstine

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Posted Nov. 23, 2021

There’s a Kyle Rittenhouse in Your School, Too

During my first week of teaching science at my former middle school on the Oregon coast, I noticed a student happily decorating his science notebook.…

By Lynette Harthold

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Posted Nov. 23, 2021

Lynette Harthold

Lynette Harthold teaches middle school science in Chicago. She previously taught in Oregon.…

By Lisa Hollenbach

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Posted Nov. 23, 2021

Teachers, Any Lesson About Thanksgiving Should Include Native American Perspectives

It is that time of year again. It is time for some teachers somewhere to completely botch incorporating Thanksgiving and Native Americans into the curriculum.…

By Shawnta S. Barnes

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Posted Nov. 22, 2021

Current Events Put Racism on Display, No Matter How Hard Some Try to Hide It

In the words of Mugatu, I feel like I’m taking crazy pills. Defense lawyers in the trial seeking justice for the murder of Ahmaud Arbery,…

By Zachary Wright 

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Posted Nov. 22, 2021

Watch What Happens When We Unleash Parent Power

By the age of 11, I knew how to set up the electricity for my house, enroll my siblings in school and lie to keep…

By Daiana Lambrecht

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Posted Nov. 22, 2021

Daiana Lambrecht

Daiana Lambrecht is Rocketship Public Schools’ Senior Director of Parent Leadership and Advocacy, a member of the DEI Council and part of the Network Executive…

By Lisa Hollenbach

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Posted Nov. 18, 2021

If You’ve Been Silent About Child Justice, We Need You Now More Than Ever

We have a problem. The global COVID-19 pandemic has not only created a storm of challenges in policy and practice for public education; it also…

By Chris Stewart

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Posted Nov. 18, 2021

Latinx Students Are Least Likely to Learn With a Teacher Who Looks Like Them

My community—the Latinx community—is the fastest-growing population in the U.S, accounting for 52% of growth in the last decade. Latinx students currently represent nearly one…

By Xiomara Padamsee

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Posted Nov. 18, 2021

I Believe in Public Schools, But They Just Weren’t Working for My Son

“The wolf took one last look at his mother and father…” My son is reading aloud in the other room. I hear his little voice…

By LaToya Baldwin Clark

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Posted Nov. 17, 2021

Xiomara Padamsee

Xiomara Padamsee is the founder and chief executive officer of Promise54 and the coauthor of “Unrealized Impact 2.0: The Hard Truth About Where We Are…

By Lisa Hollenbach

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