Breakthrough Schools

Posted Oct. 27, 2016

No, Students of Color Are Not ‘Aggressive’ or ‘Scary.’ Here’s How You Can Check Your Biases at the Door.

No one believes White teachers seek out jobs in urban schools with the intent of harming students and offending their families. Most are enthusiastic and…

By Danae Brown

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Posted June 29, 2016

Coffee Break: Chicago Principal Barton Dassinger Tells Us the Truth About Personalized Learning

Barton Dassinger, principal of Chavez Elementary in Chicago’s Back of the Yards neighborhood, promises to give his children more guidance on picking a college major…

By Maureen Kelleher

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Posted May 6, 2016

My Hope Is That All Cleveland Kids Can Benefit From a Quality Education Like I Did

I am writing to tell you a little bit about where I am in life now thanks to the education I received at Breakthrough Schools.…

By Terrence Reynolds

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Posted Apr. 18, 2016

The World Expected Me to Fail, But I Found Success at My Charter School

My teachers at Breakthrough Schools always told me education was vital to my life, and pledged to do everything in their power so that each…

By Mary Nazimiec

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Posted Dec. 8, 2015

With a New Law and Federal Money, Ohio Can Improve Public Charter Schools

When the U.S. Department of Education recently announced $125 million in grants to help eight states create new high-quality public charter schools across America, one state…

By Alan Rosskamm, Nina Rees

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Posted May 22, 2020

With a Little Radical Imagination, We Can Prepare Our Students to Become Leaders

Early in the school year, after our daily Pledge of Allegiance, my fifth grader, Cassandra, asked, “Why are people mad when Colin Kaepernick kneels during…

By Joan Hurley

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Posted May 22, 2020

For My Family, Seeing Their First-Gen Latina Daughter Walk Across the Stage Would Have Been Everything

If I were a magician for a day, I would strike my wand and eliminate the memory of the coronavirus as well as its impact.…

By Karen Balbuena

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Posted May 22, 2020

Reopening Schools While Coronavirus Is Still on the Loose Is Ass-Backward

I swear this country is ass-backward. In last week’s Senate hearing, Dr. Anthony Fauci—the nation’s leading expert on the coronavirus pandemic—said outright, “… states will…

By Tanesha Peeples

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