Holly Kragthorpe

Posted Feb. 15, 2016

Why We Should Move the Education Conversation From Budgets to Presidential Platforms

Every four years the presidential election cycle spurs our country to have a national conversation about the direction in which our country should be heading.…

By Holly Kragthorpe

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Posted Dec. 10, 2015

Teachers, Here’s Why You Should Pay Attention to the New Education Law

After years of trying to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), Congress and the president have finally passed a new version called Every Student…

By Holly Kragthorpe

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Posted Mar. 24, 2015

Standardized Testing: Kid Tested, Mother Approved

This post was jointly-authored by Erika Sanzi and Holly Kragthorpe, who have 22 years of teaching experience between them and are both mothers of school-aged…

By Holly Kragthorpe

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Posted Dec. 29, 2014

2014 in Review: Our Top Posts on Accountability in Education

We shouldn’t shirk accountability, but embrace it. Progress begins when we believe all children, not a select few, can excel. It means being honest with…

By Caroline Bermudez

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Posted Dec. 2, 2014

A Minnesota Teacher on the ‘Myth of the Irrelevant Teacher’

It always feels a little disheartening to hear teachers (or teacher advocates), argue that they don’t have a big impact on student learning. They quote…

By Tracy Dell’Angela

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Posted Feb. 21, 2020

We’re Teaching Black History Month All Wrong

News flash: We have been celebrating Black History Month all wrong.  Black History Month (originally “Negro History Week”) was started by Carter G. Woodson in…

By ShaRhonda Knott-Dawson

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Posted Feb. 20, 2020

More Than Anything, I #LoveTeaching for the Relationships We Build Along the Way

When I divulge to strangers that I am a high school English teacher, I am typically met with skepticism. “You teach teenage brats all day?…

By Lindsey Jensen

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Posted Feb. 18, 2020

Black History Is American History and Should Be Celebrated All Year Long

As a Minnesotan, February is a signal that the warmth of spring is so close yet so far away (seriously, last Thursday the high was two…

By Simone Hardeman-Jones

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