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Posted Sep. 12, 2018

Coffee Break: Tim Daly on How EdNavigator Helps Parents Make School Choice Work

Three years ago, Tim Daly and two colleagues left TNTP (The New Teacher Project) and launched a new effort called EdNavigator. The organization aims to…

By Peter Cunningham

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Posted July 18, 2016

California Families Need Clear School Quality Reports, Not a Rubik’s Cube

California is currently revamping its school quality reports, moving away from abstract, numerical values of school quality to a set of more comprehensive ratings. It…

By David Keeling

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Posted May 13, 2016

Parents Can’t Vote With Their Feet If They Don’t Know Their Options

Does keeping a child in a school that appears to be struggling mean that parents are happy with it? Should we consider resistance to school…

By Timothy Daly

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Posted Jan. 15, 2016

Here’s What School Choice Actually Feels Like to Parents

It’s college application time for high school seniors across the country. In Louisiana, prospective students will find a fairly straightforward admissions process for Louisiana State University at Baton Rouge. Materials are due by April 15 for fall admission. Students must demonstrate a 3.0 high school GPA across 19 core courses and an acceptable ACT or SAT score. That’s the deal. Now, if only kindergarten admissions could be so simple.…

By Timothy Daly

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Posted Dec. 16, 2015

When Parents Don’t Know the Truth About How Their Kids Are Doing in School

Picture a typical parent-teacher conference. A mother, Kendra, sits down with her son’s fourth-grade teacher, Ms. Martin. These are some of the things Ms. Martin…

By Timothy Daly

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Posted Nov. 4, 2015

Can Helping Families Navigate the School System Improve Education Across the Board? EdNavigator Thinks So

You may not have heard yet about EdNavigator, a new organization founded by the former leaders of TNTP. But over the next few months, no doubt countless parents will. Yesterday, EdNavigator explained what it means to 'navigate education' and how they plan to help families get the most out of schools: It’s all too easy for families to get lost in the requirements, processes and red tape of today’s school systems, and all too easy for kids to…

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Posted Mar. 31, 2020

Millions of Low-Income Students Are Being Denied Access to Internet

Access to public education is now a fundamental right. All 50 states mandate public education in their state constitutions. Once states made public education compulsory,…

By Zachary Wright 

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Posted Mar. 31, 2020

Now Is the Perfect Time for White Teachers to Do ‘The Work’ of Anti-Racism

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted, well, everything, but at times I find that I have more time to communicate, virtually if necessary, with family and…

By Jay Wamsted

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Posted Apr. 2, 2020

This School Year Will Not Be Measured by a Test Score

As the calendar turns to April, I typically end up asking myself the same question every school year—“will they remember?” In my case, that question…

By Patrick Kelly

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