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Posted Nov. 12, 2019

Given the Conflict of Visions in Education, Who Can We Trust?

In his book, “A Conflict of Visions,” Thomas Sowell describes the common disagreements we see in politics today as being rooted in the “different visions…

By Ryan Hooper

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Posted Mar. 26, 2019

Whether It’s Science Olympiad or Dungeons & Dragons, Lindsey Gwilt’s Taking Charge

Lindsey Gwilt is a young woman who is going places. Born in Albany and raised in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, she has been a student at BART…

By J.P. Henkel

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Posted May 18, 2017

3 Lessons From the Los Angeles School Board Race for Pro-Equity Advocates

When the ballots were finally tallied in the early morning hours on Wednesday, those of us who work for educational equity in California’s public schools…

By Chris Bertelli

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Posted Oct. 5, 2015

School choice needs to be for everyone

Kristen Forbriger recently wrote a piece at Philly Mag on the very same magazine's recent cover on school choice, which highlights the very real problem that being able to choose your school often means being white and wealthy. As the articles show, the school choice process in Philadelphia is really complicated, even for those with the resources to navigate it. There’s a myth that increased options are THE problem; the variety of schools of…

By Education Post

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Posted Oct. 1, 2015

How I Became a Warrior for Education Reform

Twelve years ago, I joined the education reform battle in California because too many of our kids were failed by traditional public schools in our…

By Alma V. Marquez

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Posted May 6, 2015

Listening to Parents on Charter Schools

This week we’re celebrating Charter Schools Week, a week that highlights the important educational options that charter schools bring to students and families. And what…

By Valentina Payne

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Posted Apr. 28, 2015

I Am Your Black Friend Who Grew Up in Sandtown-Winchester

Fire is a gift from the gods, but it’s still hard to watch your neighborhood burn. There was no CVS on the corner of Pennsylvania…

By Derrell Bradford

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Posted Dec. 12, 2014

Ohio Charter Schools Not Living Up to Promise

Public charter schools across the country were started with the promise of being alternative, quality options for parents to choose for their children. Unfortunately, public…

By Valentina Payne

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Posted Dec. 11, 2014

Learning from Schools That Work, Charter or Not

Are charter schools any better than traditional public schools? Debates in education get lost in that question, but if you ask Joe Nathan and Bill…

By Chris Stewart

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Posted Dec. 8, 2014

We Can’t Leave Charter Quality Up to Chance in Rhode Island

We in Rhode Island have been very lucky to have since 2009 a courageous and results-oriented Commissioner of Education, Deborah Gist. I am very grateful…

By Erika Sanzi

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Posted Dec. 1, 2021

When Charters Grow From Communities, They Can and Do Increase Equity

BES (Build, Excel, Sustain) started its Fellowship program 20 years ago to support school leaders with the preparation and professional development they needed to design,…

By Aasimah Navlakhi

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Posted Dec. 1, 2021

The Gifted and Talented Debates Aren’t About Rigor, They’re About Access

An interesting, complicated, and rather polarizing trend is going around in American education, and it has to do with special admission schools and the designation…

By Zachary Wright 

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Posted Nov. 30, 2021

Principals Must Be Hope Dealers In Schools and Communities

During a recent conversation, Murleen Coakley, principal of Greenfield Union in the Detroit Public Schools Community District, reminded me how much being a great principal…

By Robert Simmons

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