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Posted Jan. 30, 2019

Forget Implicit Bias, Let’s Talk about Explicit Bias in Education

Last month I kicked off a training on ways to use language as an asset to unleash the critical thinking potential of English learners with…

By Colin Seale

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Posted Nov. 5, 2018

Those Teachers in Idaho Destroyed Any Trust Parents Had in Their Teachers

Will the parents of my Mexican students ever look at me the same after Halloween in Middleton, Idaho? On Friday, I had an awesome day…

By Brett Bigham

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Posted Nov. 2, 2017

Students Don’t Just Have a Voice at This School, They’re Calling the Shots

I recently had the privilege of spending a couple of days at One Stone, a tuition-free independent high school in Boise, Idaho. I’ve visited countless…

By Alan Gottlieb

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Posted June 20, 2016

Making Sure Investments in New Schools Serve Students That Need It Most

Ask anyone who lives in Boise and they’ll either proudly or wearily tell you that the region is growing. This is true for the area’s…

By Angel Gonzalez

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Posted Jan. 29, 2016

Helping Charter Schools Find Student Success Beyond Academics

We recognize the importance of education, but what many may not recognize is the importance of certain skills and habits that are not commonly taught in today’s education system. In an era of emphasis on common standards and standardized testing, core subject areas can become the sole focus of a child’s daily instruction. To succeed in life, however, students need more than just book smarts. They also need instruction in social-emotional…

By Ryan Van Alfen, Jason Kotter

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Posted Aug. 3, 2015

Rising to the Challenge of New Tests

Every parent knows that kids must be challenged to be well prepared for life’s tests. The worst thing a parent can do is lower expectations…

By Peter Cunningham

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Posted Dec. 10, 2019

Democrats Are Finally Talking Public Education, But You Probably Won’t Be Invited to the Table

I couldn’t believe it. Finally, education was going to take center stage at the 2020 Public Education Forum. All the major Democratic candidates (and some…

By Zachary Wright 

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Posted Dec. 11, 2019

Black Kids Don’t Need to Sit Next to White Kids to Learn

Over the last decade, and indeed for longer than that, those fighting for justice, many of them White, have largely looked to integration as the…

By Zachary Wright 

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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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