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Posted Dec. 1, 2017

I Was a Misfit in School, Then I Was Homeless, Now I’m Helping Kids Avoid That Same Fate

I went to Chicago Agricultural High School. It’s known as one of the best high schools in the Chicagoland area. Everyone told me it was…

By Melvin Hayes

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Posted Oct. 24, 2017

Banning ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ Because It Makes You Uncomfortable Isn’t How You Learn

Biloxi, Mississippi, made news when its public school district pulled Harper Lee’s classic “To Kill a Mockingbird” from its eighth-grade reading list earlier this month.…

By Garris Landon Stroud

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Posted Sep. 21, 2017

Mississippi’s Children Are Getting Shortchanged

Children in Mississippi’s capital city are getting shortchanged. The Mississippi Department of Education had been investigating the Jackson Public School District, and recently released a report which…

By Gerard Robinson

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Posted Jan. 25, 2017

Black Families Have a Long History of Using School Choice as Resistance to Racist and Inadequate School Systems

National School Choice Week is an independent public awareness effort spotlighting effective education options for children, including traditional public schools, public charter schools, magnet schools,…

By Sharif El-Mekki

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Posted July 25, 2016

Here’s What National Board Certification Means for Teachers of Color

With a teaching workforce that is majority White and female, less than 1 in 5 U.S. public school teachers (18 percent) are individuals of color,…

By Peggy Brookins

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Posted Mar. 23, 2016

This Bill Isn’t About Helping Students. It’s About Blaming Parents.

Mississippi is about to do something colossally asinine in the name of parent engagement. Here’s the story: Mississippi State Rep. Gregory Holloway (D-Hazlehurst) recently introduced…

By Rameisha Johnson

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Posted Nov. 20, 2015

Colorado Board’s PARCC Discussion Veers Off Course

When a doctor says you have a health issue, you might get a second opinion, but when the second opinion confirms the original diagnosis, reasonable…

By Alan Gottlieb

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Posted Feb. 6, 2015

7 Voices of Color Speak Up for Equity in Education

Throughout my journey to improve education options and close a belief gap that stymies opportunities for far too many children of color, I have been…

By Chris Stewart

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Posted Jan. 29, 2015

What Common Core Has in Common With Broccoli

I have never seen someone gag as hard as our daughter did the first time we tried to feed her green vegetables. After successfully introducing…

By Rachel Canter

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Posted Jan. 27, 2015

Eye on the States: These Governors Are Prioritizing Education

If you want to know what’s really happening in education policy, don’t just look to D.C. or #SOTU (that’s Obama’s State of the Union hashtag,…

By Valentina Korkes

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Posted Dec. 18, 2018

Trump and DeVos Should Know What It Means for Our Students of Color When They Remove Discipline Guidance

The 2014 federal school discipline guidance—which the Federal School Safety Commission today said should be scrapped—isn’t just about policy and data, it’s about Gee. This…

By Estella Owoimaha-Church

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Posted Dec. 13, 2018

DeVos Will Recommend the Removal of Civil Rights Protections for Students of Color

Any day now we’re going to hear the news that Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos and the Trump administration are removing guidance meant to reduce…

By Laura Waters

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Posted Dec. 13, 2018

Stop Trying to ‘All Lives Matter’ the Black Struggle for Educational Justice

Outrage: White People Won’t Be Satisfied Until We Make Our Struggle About Them I get tired of people trying to “All Lives Matter” my advocacy—especially White…

By Tanesha Peeples

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