Parent Poll 2014

Posted Oct. 28, 2014

Taking in Full Tenure Conversation in TIME

The teacher-tenure conversation was already pretty loud and heated. And then TIME magazine dropped the hammer. Well, the gavel, actually. But it landed with the force…

By Michael Vaughn

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Posted Oct. 24, 2014

How an Ohio Teacher’s Perspective Shaped New Assessments

School parents showed strong support for the concept of standardized testing in Education Post’s recent poll. And I’m one of those supporters, although I do…

By Michael Vaughn

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Posted Oct. 22, 2014

Charter School Networks Deserve Applause for Advancing Urban Education

The Hechinger Report has a smart and balanced article by Richard Whitmire highlighting the growth and impact of charter school networks. The author of “On…

By Chris Stewart

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Posted Oct. 17, 2014

Small Schools Making Big Impact in NYC

Education is not one-size-fits-all. Most everybody in the schools conversation agrees on that. Parents certainly do, as the Education Post poll released last week shows.…

By Michael Vaughn

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Posted Oct. 15, 2014

Bursting the Standardized Testing Bubble

I’ve had enough of scantron bubble sheets. As a father of four school-aged, bubble-tested kids and someone who worked many years for bubble-testing school districts,…

By Michael Vaughn

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Posted Oct. 9, 2014

Strong Appetite Among Parents for Improving Public Education

New survey research of public school parents commissioned by Education Post shows a high level of faith and trust in local public schools, principals and…

By Peter Cunningham

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Posted Dec. 1, 2021

When Charters Grow From Communities, They Can and Do Increase Equity

BES (Build, Excel, Sustain) started its Fellowship program 20 years ago to support school leaders with the preparation and professional development they needed to design,…

By Aasimah Navlakhi

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Posted Dec. 1, 2021

The Gifted and Talented Debates Aren’t About Rigor, They’re About Access

An interesting, complicated, and rather polarizing trend is going around in American education, and it has to do with special admission schools and the designation…

By Zachary Wright 

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Posted Nov. 30, 2021

Principals Must Be Hope Dealers In Schools and Communities

During a recent conversation, Murleen Coakley, principal of Greenfield Union in the Detroit Public Schools Community District, reminded me how much being a great principal…

By Robert Simmons

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