Search

Search Results for: carol burris

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

Read More

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

Read More

Posted Nov. 23, 2021

Lynette Harthold

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

By Lisa Hollenbach

Read More

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

Read More

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 

Read More

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

Read More

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

Read More

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

Read More

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

Read More

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

Read More

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

Read More

Posted Nov. 17, 2021

LaToya Baldwin Clark

LaToya Baldwin Clark is a mother, law professor, and essayist. She writes about parenting, educational stratification, and race.…

By Lisa Hollenbach

Read More

Posted Nov. 17, 2021

Schools Now Have Tons of Money. What Are They Doing With It?

I live in Lawrence, New Jersey—a middle-class, diverse town, halfway between Princeton and Trenton. For years I was on the school board and was very…

By Laura Waters

Read More

Posted Nov. 17, 2021

Building Trusting Relationships at School Will Help Us Move Forward

Trust is the centerpiece of any relationship and has played a critical role in our lives in the grueling year we just experienced as educators.…

By Jessica Barbera

Read More

Posted Nov. 16, 2021

Here’s How Mask Mandates Can Violate the Civil Rights of Students With Disabilities

This fall most parents celebrated the return to in-person instruction after witnessing their children struggle with remote learning. For parents of many students with disabilities,…

By Wendy Tucker

Read More

Posted Nov. 15, 2021

Wendy Tucker

Wendy Tucker is the Senior Director of Policy for the Center for Learner Equity and the parent of a high-risk student with a disability.…

By Lisa Hollenbach

Read More

Posted Nov. 15, 2021

Almost Two Years Into the Pandemic and We Still Haven’t Gotten to the Heart of Our Broken School System

The kids are vaxxed and in school, so why do I still feel so hopeless? 600-some days ago, the world shut down and my kids…

By Zachary Wright 

Read More

Posted Nov. 15, 2021

Jessica Barbera

Jessica Barbera is currently a second grade teacher. Prior to moving to Hawaiʻi Island, Jessica taught kindergarten in Honolulu. This summer she collaborated with teachers…

By Lisa Hollenbach

Read More

Posted Nov. 12, 2021

Here’s How My Middle School Kept Kids From Failing During Pandemic Isolation

As the horrors of World War II were drawing to a close, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill famously advised: “never let a good crisis go…

By Michael Gaskell

Read More

Posted Nov. 12, 2021

COVID Didn’t Give Us Much to Celebrate, But We Need to Keep Virtual Conferences

Parent-teacher conferences are a critical component of every school year. This is an opportunity for teachers to share with families the areas of success for…

By Shawnta S. Barnes

Read More

Keep Up With
Education Post

Sign up for weekly emails featuring our top blog posts:

What We’re
Tweeting