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Posted Dec. 22, 2016

How My Guidance Counselor Changed My Life Between First and Second Period

I was rushing to second period when my counselor asked, “Did you send your application to Dartmouth yet?” stopping to interrogate me in the hall.…

By Moises Silva

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Posted Mar. 2, 2016

Coffee Break: L.A.’s Nadia Diaz Funn on Better Schools, First-Gen and Mexican Sweetbread

The public school system in Los Angeles is at a crossroads, and Nadia Diaz Funn is in a unique position to help forge a path…

By Michael Vaughn

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Posted Oct. 14, 2015

Latino Boys to Men: When High School Dropouts Become Young Fathers

On November 2, 1995, 15 Latino teenage boys walked into Bienvenidos Family Services, a non-profit agency in East Los Angeles, and sat in a large…

By Bobby Verdugo

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Posted July 14, 2020

We Cannot Allow Reopening Schools to Be a Political Issue

After four years of being a largely forgotten policy area, PK-12 education suddenly became a national priority last week. Under ordinary circumstances, this should be…

By Patrick Kelly

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Posted July 13, 2020

White Progressives Have a Lot of Work to Do, and I’m Not Here to Help

When I ran for school board it was the former Minneapolis mayor who was the first elected official to endorse me. She asked me a…

By Chris Stewart

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Posted July 13, 2020

5 Ways School Leaders Can Respond to the Challenges Ahead and Open Stronger

There is no doubt educators are exhausted from a trial-by-fire school year. As a virulent pathogen spread, we were forced to abandon brick and mortar…

By Jen Murtha, Lynette Guastaferro

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