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Posted Aug. 13, 2019

No, But Seriously, How Are the Children?

Last week I made what I thought was a simple request: for all of us to prioritize the question “how are the children?” as if…

By Chris Stewart

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Posted June 13, 2019
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Fixing School Discipline Policies Requires Listening and Looking at the Data

Research tells us that despite past efforts of educators and education advocates, Black and Latinx students are still consistently suspended at disproportionate rates. As districts…

By Michael F. Lewis, Ph.D.

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Posted May 19, 2016

It’s Happening: States and Districts Are Starting to #TestBetter

With state testing winding down and the school year coming to a close, now is the perfect time to re-examine the purpose and usefulness of…

By Will Ragland

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Posted May 10, 2016

Integration Is Hard, But These Schools Are Doing It

When was the last time you walked into a school and saw a rainbow of students of different races and ethnicities? For me, this has…

By Halli Bayer

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Posted May 5, 2016

It’s Time to Give Charter Schools Equitable Funding

This year’s National Charter Schools Week is an especially poignant celebration as many states are reaching 20th and 25th anniversaries of their charter school laws…

By Kyle Rosenkrans

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Posted May 5, 2016

New York City Must Stop Hiding Its Weakest Teachers

A couple of months ago, the mayor of New York City snuck out a press release about his failure to rid the city of some…

By Tenicka Boyd

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Posted Apr. 29, 2016

Research Says: Yes, #OptOutSoWhite

In Opt Out: An Examination of Issues, a peer-reviewed paper that is part of Educational Testing Service’s (ETS) Research Report Series, Randy E. Bennett analyzes “early press…

By Laura Waters

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Posted Mar. 13, 2016

A Letter From New York Teachers in Support of John King as Education Secretary

We, a group of New York-based educators, share enthusiastic support for the appointment of John B. King Jr. as secretary of education, a committed and…

By Olinka Crusoe, Chris Fazio, Annie Gallagher, Suraj Gopal, Jemal Graham, Mike Loeb, April Rose, Pat Sprinkle, Matt Schatz, Carla Theodorou, Ashley Ward

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Posted Oct. 7, 2015

You Too, Governor Cuomo?

I’ll say it straight out: I’m an Andrew Cuomo fan, particularly in regards to his education platform that includes higher standards, accountability, universal preschool and…

By Laura Waters

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Posted Oct. 2, 2015

Will Common Core be Cuomo’s Fall Guy?

Emanuel Felton of The Hechinger Report asks if Governor Cuomo's recent pull back from Common Core is a sign that New York, once Common Core's greatest stronghold, will ultimately end up backing out of the standards. Will the Governor's commitment to other education policies, most notably teacher evaluations, take precedence over Common Core and essentially lead to a total reversal on their adoption and implementation?   When Andrew…

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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 6, 2020

Q&A: Amir Lumumba on Why Schools Need More Counselors and Fewer Cops

On Thursday, July 9 from 12:00-2:00 p.m. ET, brightbeam’s Director of Activism, Zakiya Sankara-Jabar will moderate a virtual town hall called #ReimagingingSchoolSafety. Special guests include:…

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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