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Posted July 27, 2020

As a Mom, I’m Scared AF About Schools Reopening

With the reopening of school approaching, I can’t lie, I’m scared AF! As a parent, it is my job to keep my babies educated and…

By Tracey Wiley

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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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Posted Jan. 22, 2020

Thanks to the National Parents Union, I’m Fired Up and Ready to Fight for Better Schools

The racial demographics within traditional public schools in the U.S. are undoubtedly changing, and it’s two Latina parents living on opposite ends of the country…

By Nehemiah Frank

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Posted Feb. 11, 2016

The One Thing Beyonce Forgot to Address in ‘Formation’

Beyonce’s new video “Formation” is a loud celebration of Black culture, while artistically addressing racial injustices that continue to plague the Black community: Hurricane Katrina: “What…

By Tanikia Carpenter

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Posted Aug. 23, 2015

Louisiana Superintendent John White Responds to New York Times Op-Ed

Dear Supporters of New Orleans Schools and Children, This morning the New York Times published an opinion piece by a business journalism professor from New…

By John White

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Posted Aug. 20, 2015

Adaptability Is Key to Continuing the Gains for New Orleans Schools

A bevy of commentaries have shared lessons learned since Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans a decade ago. Amid all this reflection, the school system’s adaptive…

By Alex Medler

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Posted Aug. 18, 2015

They Told Me I Wouldn’t Succeed and I Listened. Thankfully, Someone Disagreed.

For most of my life, I never thought I would leave New Orleans or go to college. But my teachers saw things in me that…

By Jabari Walters

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Posted Aug. 18, 2015

Balancing Results and Relationships in NOLA Charter Schools

This summer, Chris Stewart spent a month in his hometown of New Orleans, where he spoke to the city’s parents, activists and educators about the…

By Chris Stewart

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Posted Aug. 17, 2015

Here’s My Hope for the Next Black Teachers of New Orleans

Spend five minutes asking people in New Orleans about the public schools and someone will reference the firing of 7,000 veteran black teachers immediately after Hurricane…

By Chris Stewart

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Posted Aug. 5, 2015

We’re Expelling Far Fewer Kids in New Orleans Than Ever Before

On Wednesday, the Recovery School District (RSD) released data showing that expulsions fell 14 percent across the city’s schools between the 2013-14 and 2014-15 school…

By Peter Cook

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Posted Aug. 7, 2020

James Baldwin’s ‘Talk to Teachers’ Is Just as Relevant Today

As I sit here, processing my thoughts on the severity of events that are currently grappling our nation, I reflect on the historical circumstances that…

By Jorge Santos

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Posted Aug. 3, 2020

Today Should Have Been Our First Day of School

For 14 years I have taught math at the same high school. The entirety of my career—three thousand students, eighty classes, 13 preps, five rooms,…

By Jay Wamsted

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Posted Aug. 6, 2020

White Teachers, Our Whiteness Is Getting in Our Way

Since the murder of George Floyd, teacher leaders across America have sought to prove the necessity of antiracism in public education. And rightly so: from…

By Tate Aldrich

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