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Posted Feb. 9, 2016

Another State Makes the SAT Free and I’m Proud to Say It’s Mine

One of the most universally persistent challenges in education today is ensuring that access to college is equitable and within reach for all students. In…

By Erika Sanzi

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Posted Jan. 27, 2016

Coffee Break: Ken Wagner on Improving Rhode Island’s Schools and the Perfect Glass of Milk

Despite its tiny size, my home state of Rhode Island is no stranger to big challenges when it comes to its schools. And our new…

By Erika Sanzi

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Posted Oct. 13, 2015

New Education Leaders Deliver Big Punch, Soft Serve

We all know that bold and smart leadership can look a lot of different ways and the education landscape is certainly no exception. While some…

By Erika Sanzi

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Posted Oct. 13, 2015

Rhode Island Ushers in A New Education Chief With a Softer Touch But Equally Bold

Erika Sanzi writes at her blog Good School Hunting about the new Education Commissioner in her home state of Rhode Island, pivoting off a recent piece by Lauren Camera in US News and World Reports. Camera's contention is that despite the exodus of hard charging education chiefs, their bold ideas aren't going anywhere. On the contrary, despite more mild mannered styles, the new wave of Ed chiefs are equally committed to the hard fought laws and…

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Posted Sep. 10, 2015

District and Charter Leaders Reach Across the Aisle to Unite on Common Goal

We need some good news. Between a heartbreaking ruling against charter schools in Washington state late Friday and the 53,000 students in Seattle who can’t…

By Erika Sanzi

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Posted July 27, 2015

A Rhode Island Commissioner Who Puts Students First

Gov. Gina Raimondo picked the right man for Rhode Island’s top education job with her selection of Ken Wagner. Wagner brings with him years of…

By Erika Sanzi

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Posted July 2, 2020

We Don’t Recognize America’s Independence Day Over Here in Wakanda

“Independence Day” is upon us. But Black fam’, before we get geeked to partake in such traditions as backyard barbecues and celebratory fireworks commemorating a…

By Tanesha Peeples

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Posted July 2, 2020

Seriously, Betsy? The Civil Rights Act

On Friday U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos released a statement celebrating the 56th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act, passed in 1957 by a Republican-controlled…

By Laura Waters

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Posted June 29, 2020

If You Really Want to Make a Difference in Black Lives, Change How You Teach White Kids

The latest episodes of police murdering Black people have my chest burning like a building set ablaze. My heart is hot, my stomach churns. My…

By Nahliah Webber

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