Charlie Cummings

Posted Apr. 25, 2017

Here Are Some Must-Reads From Educators Who Are Changing the Conversation

Over the past week, 2017 National Teacher of the Year Sydney Chaffee has been in the media spotlight, sharing the recipe to her success with…

By Charlie Cummings

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Posted Oct. 19, 2016

This Isn’t Your Typical Photo-Op Bring Your Legislator to School Day

School looks a lot different than what it did in 1999 and 1979 can’t even compare. With endless information literally at our fingertips, some have…

By Charlie Cummings

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Posted Mar. 21, 2016

3 Reasons Why You’re Better Off Giving Teachers a Say

In February, District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) announced sweeping changes to its teacher training and evaluation systems. Since this is a policy area that…

By Charlie Cummings

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Posted Apr. 24, 2015

Students Need the Knowledge and Critical Thinking Skills to Succeed in the Real World

“The world that your child is growing up in is very different from the world that you grew up in. They are competing not just…

By Charlie Cummings

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Posted Apr. 13, 2015

Metacognition in the Third Grade? You Bet

“At first I thought my third graders would not really get it. But then I realized I was underestimating my kids, so I went back…

By Charlie Cummings

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Posted Apr. 1, 2015

Common Core Makes My Job Easier

“Some of my students that are highest performing are special needs kids, and they are able to rise to whatever level you give them.” –…

By Charlie Cummings

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Posted Mar. 30, 2015

Educators Who See the Potential in Every Child Inspire Us All

Eric Brandt gets it. He knows there are gaps—in achievement, opportunities, and beliefs—between his own two boys and the children that he serves every day…

By Charlie Cummings

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Posted Mar. 17, 2015

Struggling Students Are More Engaged When Thinking Critically

Middle school teacher Kelly Pieprzyk shares a story about a student who refers to her reading intervention class as his “thinking class.” We’ve heard from…

By Charlie Cummings

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Posted Mar. 13, 2015

Video: Students Are Taking Charge of Their Own Learning

Educators are seeing first-hand how students can excel in school when the bar is raised. Amber Peterson “was totally floored” when her students made a…

By Charlie Cummings

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Posted Mar. 11, 2015

Video: This Denver Teacher Believes All Kids Can Achieve

Denver teacher Matthew Johnson believes that ALL students can achieve at a high level, and he works hard every day to give his kids the…

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Posted Oct. 14, 2019

She Has a Plan for Everything, So Where Is Elizabeth Warren’s Plan for K-12 Education?

I love a woman with a plan! And, Senator Warren, it seems like you have a plan for just about everything. There are currently 50…

By Lisa Hollenbach

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Posted Oct. 9, 2019

Fellow Black Parents, It’s Time to Break the Silence About Our Kids With Disabilities

My mom and society have taught me that it is rude to offer advice when no one asks for it. But Black folks aren’t talking about…

By ShaRhonda Knott-Dawson

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Posted Oct. 11, 2019

Time for Democrats to Recognize the Progressive Roots of Charter Schools

Listening to the rhetoric of Democratic presidential candidates, one would think charter schools were a Republican initiative opposed by all progressives. Bernie Sanders calls for a…

By Emily Langhorne, David Osborne

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