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Posted Mar. 12, 2018

My Students Are Asking for a Lot More Than Just Lockdown Drills

Seventeen years ago, I was a first-year teacher working alone in my classroom when a police officer came to my door. He told me to…

By Talya Edlund

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Posted June 9, 2017

Educators at This School Give Students a Choice and Voice in How They Want to Learn

Schools providing personalized learning integrate student interests and self-pacing into their curriculum by combining student-centered practices with technology. There are many approaches to personalized learning,…

By Vinayak Reddy, Mukta Pandit

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Posted June 5, 2017

How States Are Approaching School Accountability

For the most part, what states measure for school quality has already been decided by federal law under the Every Student Succeeds Act. Every state,…

By Lane Wright

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Posted Jan. 14, 2016

Justin Cohen: Legislators in Maine Should Know Better

Justin Cohen, an education writer working on his first book, takes issue with recent claims by a State legislator in Maine that Common Core somehow violates principles of education from 1776. It might be fun to wave American flags and declare fealty to the ways of old, but no serious analysis of this country or its history suggests that rigorous, internationally competitive standards are against the principles of this…

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Posted Aug. 24, 2015

I Found My Second Family at a New Orleans High School

Ten years ago, if someone would have told me that I would be studying sociology at Bates College in Maine right after high school, I…

By Anton Brown

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Posted Apr. 22, 2015

Happiness, Collaboration and Dedication: What It’s Like to Teach at a Teacher-Powered School

As students streamed inside Reiche Community School one Monday morning, I heard a third grader exclaim, “I’m so glad to be here today!” My colleague…

By David Briley

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Posted June 6, 2019
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I’m One of the Most Well-Known LGBTQ Teachers in the US and I Was Called Out by a Fourth-Grader for Failing to Be Gender Neutral

I messed up today. I messed up, and a nine-year-old called me out. In front of the whole class. That’s right, one of the most…

By Brett Bigham

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Posted June 5, 2019

The Discomfort of White Adults Should Never Take Priority Over the Success of Our Black and Brown Students

“I didn’t come here to teach those kinds of kids.” It’s alarming to think that adults charged with helping students of color succeed in school…

By Michael Prihoda

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Posted June 7, 2019
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‘I Knew it Was Time to Leave My Classroom. I Hope 20 Years Was Enough.’

Every tough decision comes with some measure of remorse for what could have been. As I finish out my 20th and final year as a…

By Anna Baldwin

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