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Posted Dec. 2, 2019

Students Aren’t the Only Ones in Schools Who Need a Financial Literacy Course

From Maryland to Arizona, public schools report not having proper temperature control, adequate books or enough buses to ensure that children are picked up on…

By Rashawn Ray

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Posted Sep. 15, 2017

Whether You Call Them ‘Vouchers’ or Not, It’s Time to Ask Some Tough Questions in Illinois

Recently, the negatively-charged term “voucher” has been morphing into the more positive term “scholarship program.” In the case of my home state of Illinois, before…

By Gina Caneva

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Posted Mar. 29, 2017

Betsy, Can We Really ‘Uber’-ize Public Education? Here’s Why That’s a Terrible Idea.

This morning, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos delivered a keynote address at the Brookings Institution for the Center on Children and Families’ release of its fifth…

By Madison Gray

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Posted Feb. 8, 2016

Finally, Denver Gets Its Due: The Top Choice in School Choice

Someone finally got it right on who’s got the best school choice system. Every now and again I’d come across a research paper that ranks big-city school districts on the system they have in place for families to find and apply to different schools—charter, magnet, and other types of “choice in” schools. But I usually don’t get too far into them, like not past #1. Because if it ain’t Denver, I stop reading. That’s more based…

By Michael Vaughn

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Posted July 2, 2020

We Don’t Recognize America’s Independence Day Over Here in Wakanda

“Independence Day” is upon us. But Black fam’, before we get geeked to partake in such traditions as backyard barbecues and celebratory fireworks commemorating a…

By Tanesha Peeples

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Posted July 2, 2020

Seriously, Betsy? The Civil Rights Act

On Friday U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos released a statement celebrating the 56th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act, passed in 1957 by a Republican-controlled…

By Laura Waters

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Posted June 29, 2020

If You Really Want to Make a Difference in Black Lives, Change How You Teach White Kids

The latest episodes of police murdering Black people have my chest burning like a building set ablaze. My heart is hot, my stomach churns. My…

By Nahliah Webber

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