Posted Jan. 18, 2017

At Last Night’s DeVos Hearing Our Elected Leaders Saw Children’s Futures as an Opportunity for Theater

Well, my head exploded last night and I lay the blame at the feet of Democrats and Republicans. In fact, Betsy DeVos actually came out…

By Erika Sanzi

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Posted Apr. 10, 2015

The GOP Doesn’t Want to Leave Any Child Behind—Just the Obama Programs That Might Help Them

With this week’s new bill to rewrite No Child Left Behind released by Lamar Alexander’s education committee, GOP lawmakers are surprisingly taking one more step…

By David Whitman

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Posted Mar. 14, 2015

2 Award-Winning Teachers Give Their Senator a Different Perspective

“If your students aren’t learning then you’re not an effective teacher. And that should be reflected in annual assessments.”—Jessica Waters, Rhode Island 2013 Teacher of…

By Erika Sanzi

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Posted Jan. 28, 2015

Telling Congress to Support Teachers and School Leaders

The United States Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP Committee) has been moving forward quickly in its rewriting of the Elementary and…

By Ann Whalen

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Posted Oct. 18, 2021

Times Are Tough. Asking Teachers to Get Tougher Isn’t the Answer.

Wednesday started out like any other; I left my house at 7:00 am to drive to my school campus, where I teach bilingual early childhood…

By Megan Hillegass

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Posted Oct. 18, 2021

Q&A With Alicia Dixon: Mutual Accountability Is a Stepping Stone on the Path to Justice

Alicia Dixon is executive director of the Marcus Foster Education Institute (MFEI). Since 1973, MFEI has been committed to improving educational opportunities and outcomes for…

By Ikhlas Saleem

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Posted Oct. 8, 2021

Your Thanksgiving Clip Art and Crafts Might Be Microaggressions. Here’s How to Do Better.

In March, Dr. Seuss Enterprises decided to cease publication of six of the prolific writer’s works due to his demeaning caricatures of non-white ethnicities. This…

By B. Manker, Ed.D

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