Lisa Hollenbach

Posted May 28, 2021

I’m at My Best When I’m With My Scholars

This past year has been difficult for leaders, educators, students, parents, and activists alike, yet, it seems like they aren’t really discussing how they are…

By Lisa Hollenbach

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Posted May 27, 2021

I Managed the Stress of Teaching This Year by Reminding Myself That I Work With Adults, but for My Students

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. If there’s one thing we know for certain, this school year has been difficult for everyone. I recently caught…

By Lindsey Jensen

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Posted Jan. 29, 2021

Trust Me, You Do Not Want Marjorie Taylor Greene on the Education Committee

From insurrection to impeachment to inauguration—January has been quite a month for current events! And maybe you thought you could safely tune out of politics—at…

By Lisa Hollenbach

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Posted Oct. 23, 2020

Vote Local Day 4: Can You Trust Parties and Politicians? (ft. Zakiya Sankara-Jabar)

In a politically polarized nation, public trust in government is on the decline. How do we know if we can trust parties and politicians? How…

By Rob Samuelson

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Posted Oct. 22, 2020

Vote Local Day 3: What Every Voter Should Know About School Board Elections (ft. Lisa Longo)

School boards have tremendous power in shaping whether the children in your community get a good education.  Halfway through our #GetEducated Week of Action, host…

By Rob Samuelson

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Posted Oct. 21, 2020

Vote Local Day 2: Three Social Studies Teachers Hop Into a Zoom (ft. Michelle Pearson and Patrick Kelly)

It’s easy to forget how powerful we can be for our communities regardless of what’s happening in national politics.  So we’re hosting the #GetEducated Week…

By Rob Samuelson

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Posted Oct. 21, 2020

Vote Local Day 1: What Happens When Every Family Votes (ft. Khulia Pringle, Wendy Gonzalez-Neal and Maritza Guridy)

Our democratic system suffers without the input of families like yours. This is why we’re doing the #GetEducated Week of Action to encourage families—including yours—to…

By Rob Samuelson

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Posted Apr. 17, 2020

I Used to Like Dr. Oz, But Now He’s Coming for the Children

Dr. Mehmet Oz says we need our mojo back! This week he appeared on “The Sean Hannity Show” to pontificate a possible plan for the…

By Lisa Hollenbach

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Posted Nov. 14, 2019

How to Teach About Impeachment Without Pissing Parents Off

Times are tough for social studies teachers. We are living in a historic moment no matter which side of the aisle, but teaching controversial and…

By Lisa Hollenbach

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Posted Oct. 14, 2019

She Has a Plan for Everything, So Where Is Elizabeth Warren’s Plan for K-12 Education?

I love a woman with a plan! And, Senator Warren, it seems like you have a plan for just about everything. There are currently 50…

By Lisa Hollenbach

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Posted Dec. 1, 2021

When Charters Grow From Communities, They Can and Do Increase Equity

BES (Build, Excel, Sustain) started its Fellowship program 20 years ago to support school leaders with the preparation and professional development they needed to design,…

By Aasimah Navlakhi

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Posted Dec. 1, 2021

The Gifted and Talented Debates Aren’t About Rigor, They’re About Access

An interesting, complicated, and rather polarizing trend is going around in American education, and it has to do with special admission schools and the designation…

By Zachary Wright 

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Posted Nov. 30, 2021

Principals Must Be Hope Dealers In Schools and Communities

During a recent conversation, Murleen Coakley, principal of Greenfield Union in the Detroit Public Schools Community District, reminded me how much being a great principal…

By Robert Simmons

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