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Posted Oct. 16, 2018

If We Want to Make a Difference at the Polls, Students Need Civics Education

Let’s talk about the state of civics education in America, a topic that has received renewed focus since the 2016 presidential election. One question that…

By Phillip Burgoyne-Allen

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Posted June 6, 2018

What White Educators Can Do to Create Space for More Black Teachers

Last year, several of my talented, dedicated colleagues of color announced they were leaving our school, and the news hit some students hard. “Black teachers…

By Sydney Chaffee

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Posted Feb. 12, 2018

Calling Out Silence on the D.C. Graduation Scandal

The selective outrage of partisan ideologues in the education space is a well-known phenomenon and nowhere is that more on display than in the muted…

By Erika Sanzi

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Posted Jan. 27, 2017

We’ve Got to Stop Lumping All Asian-Americans Together

I was usually one of a handful of people of color at my school and invisible inside my own identity. I was seen as the…

By Vallay Varro

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Posted Oct. 4, 2016

How Florida Is Setting Students Up for Failure By Not Mandating Remedial Courses

Another research organization took a fresh look at the issue of remedial education, confirming once again that yes, our nation’s college goers are spending more than…

By Tracy Dell’Angela

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Posted Jan. 26, 2016

These Numbers Are Sobering, But They Make the Case for High Standards

Success stories often make for good newspaper articles, and the Ron Clark Academy in Atlanta has recently received national attention for its transformative culture of…

By Perpetual Baffour

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Posted Jan. 4, 2016

America, We Do Not Have a ‘Too Much Homework’ Problem

If this op-ed from The New York Times is to be believed, American education suffers from placing overambitious expectations onto children, subjecting them to grueling…

By Caroline Bermudez

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Posted Nov. 3, 2015

New Report Lays Out Vision for Elevating and Modernizing the Teaching Profession

Carmel Martin, Lisette Partelow, and Catherine Brown of the Center for American Progress have authored a report and offered proposals with the goal of elevating and modernizing the teaching perfection. Unfortunately, the ways in which schools and school days are organized—and the ways in which school systems have been designed to train, support, and develop teachers—have not kept pace with the tectonic shifts in teachers’ daily…

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Posted Oct. 8, 2015

Fact Check: Reforms Favored by John King Don’t Cause Teacher Shortages

When President Barack Obama tapped former New York Education Commissioner John King to replace Arne Duncan as secretary of education, teachers union officials and their…

By Dmitri Mehlhorn

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Posted Sep. 9, 2015

Standardized Testing: The Explosion That Isn’t

On top of reading like the plot of “1984,” with mentions of machines, regimes and establishments, this article from The Nation is trying to throw…

By Caroline Bermudez

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Posted June 6, 2019
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I’m One of the Most Well-Known LGBTQ Teachers in the US and I Was Called Out by a Fourth-Grader for Failing to Be Gender Neutral

I messed up today. I messed up, and a nine-year-old called me out. In front of the whole class. That’s right, one of the most…

By Brett Bigham

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Posted June 5, 2019

The Discomfort of White Adults Should Never Take Priority Over the Success of Our Black and Brown Students

“I didn’t come here to teach those kinds of kids.” It’s alarming to think that adults charged with helping students of color succeed in school…

By Michael Prihoda

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Posted June 7, 2019
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‘I Knew it Was Time to Leave My Classroom. I Hope 20 Years Was Enough.’

Every tough decision comes with some measure of remorse for what could have been. As I finish out my 20th and final year as a…

By Anna Baldwin

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