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Posted Dec. 12, 2019

Black Families Haven’t Been Hoodwinked, We Come From a Legacy of School Choice

The Democratic party once embraced charter schools as a tool for equity and opportunity. Now, as Andre Perry points out in his recent op-ed, “Support…

By Sharif El-Mekki

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Posted Oct. 1, 2019

Integration Is a Noble Goal, But Obsessing Over It Shouldn’t Distract Us From Improving Teaching and Learning

Another week, another headline about the urgency of jettisoning efforts to improve teaching and learning for all kids and instead laser-focusing on ending segregation in…

By Chris Stewart

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Posted Mar. 3, 2016

Just How White Is Education Journalism? Turns Out, Pretty White

In light of #OscarsSoWhite, I asked around a few education newsrooms to find out how things were going on the racial diversity front. What seems clear from these initial anecdotal results is that the education beat may be lagging behind in the industry-wide push to diversify editors and reporters, with standalone nonprofit education outlets incurring additional challenges beyond hiring and retention. Before reporting the initial…

By Alexander Russo

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Posted Feb. 10, 2016

Data May Now Determine Which Teacher Prep Programs Gain Approval

Jackie Mader at The Hechinger Report writes about a report from Bellwether Education Partners indicating that data on teacher prep grads will soon lead to consequences for some programs and that more states are tying teacher data back to teacher preparation. She also indicates in the piece that it's likely that more states will begin to consider this data, whether or not it included in the DOE’s new regulations. Researchers are still…

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Posted Jan. 21, 2016

Elite Colleges say they’ll change admissions criterion but will they really?

Meredith Kolodner of The Hechinger Report asks some very important questions about the Turning the Tide released out of Harvard and endorsed by 56 top colleges and universities. The well intentioned report hopes to bring about changes in a college admissions process that seems to create high levels of stress and anxiety for affluent applicants and essentially leaves out students from low income families. Kolodner questions, however, whether…

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Posted Nov. 10, 2015

If Education Is Really About the Kids, We Have to Be Open to Self-Reflection

It is often said that the political battles in education are the nastiest of all, with ideology and special interests on all sides digging in…

By Erika Sanzi

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Posted Oct. 29, 2015

Filmed Classroom Arrest of South Carolina Schoolgirl Spotlights Police Brutality, Prison Pipeline

Beth Hawkins, formerly of MinnPost and now a Writer in Residence here at Education Post has a piece up at The Hechinger Report about the troubling events in a South Carolina classroom where a female high school student physically thrown from her desk by a school resource officer. Hawkins dives into the whole premise of law enforcement officers being present in schools and what that can ultimately mean, especially for the low income students of…

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Posted Oct. 23, 2020

The Presidential Election Ain’t the Only Thing We Have to Worry About, We Must #VoteLocal

Alright, Black people—let’s push past Ice Cube’s meeting with Trump and 50 Cent’s declaration supporting his reelection. Yes we love hot tea and messiness from…

By Tanesha Peeples

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Posted Oct. 26, 2020

Rev. Sharpton: Education Problems Are a ‘Five-Alarm’ Fire

Now would be a good time to listen to Rev. Al Sharpton. You didn’t see that coming. Me, of all people, pointing to a left-of-center…

By Chris Stewart

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Posted Oct. 23, 2020

Khaliah Fitchett on Going From Handcuffs to Running for Congress

One afternoon in March 2010, Khaliah Fitchette, a 16-year-old student at Newark’s University High School, was riding home on a NJ Transit bus with her…

By Laura Waters

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