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Posted Feb. 5, 2019

There’s a Lot to Like About Stacey Abrams But Her Opposition to School Choice Isn’t One of Them

Stacey Abrams became something of a household name in the weeks leading up to the 2018 midterms and tonight she will give the Democratic Party’s…

By Erika Sanzi

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Posted Jan. 9, 2018

I Don’t Know If Oprah Will Run For President, But I Know She’d Do a Hell of a Lot for Education

Oprah Winfrey’s name has been buzzing (alongside #TimesUp) this week with speculation flying wildly from all corners about a potential run for president in 2020.…

By Erika Sanzi

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Posted May 26, 2016

From ‘Great Migration’ to ‘First Generation’

My grandparents traveled from Mississippi to Chicago during the Great Migration. My grandfather, Robert Thompson, was a hard worker who took a job at a…

By Tanikia Carpenter

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Posted Nov. 4, 2015

Good News on NAEP in Chicago, But Why Remains a Mystery

For many years, Oprah Winfrey has written a column for her magazine titled, “What I Know for Sure.” In the column, she shares nuggets of…

By Maureen Kelleher

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Posted Jan. 18, 2022

Lawmakers Pay Teachers Lip Service, But from Subs to Curriculum, They Don’t Respect Us

The other day, my wife and I watched the first episode of the new sitcom Abbott Elementary.  In this episode, there’s a hilarious scene where…

By Kwame Sarfo-Mensah

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Posted Jan. 10, 2022

America Is Losing Sight Of Teachers’ Humanity

Do you remember when teachers were heroes? It was a pretty great week. I got a couple of Amazon gift cards from my students and…

By Garris Landon Stroud

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Posted Jan. 13, 2022

Explained: How to Run for Your Local School Board

School boards (in some states “school committees”) sit at the intersection of civic engagement, local politics, and community service. The school board is a team…

By Brianna Crowley

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