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Posted Sep. 29, 2015

VIDEO: Bringing Our Students Back to the Classroom

In this video I join with a former student and now teacher at Los Angeles’ PUC Charter School (of which I am a founder) to speak on the…

By Ikhlas Saleem

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Posted July 24, 2015

Putting the ‘Unified’ Back into LA Unified School District

Although I am the fourth of five children, I am named after my father—mi papá. My name translates as “place of refuge.” Each day I…

By Ikhlas Saleem

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Posted June 15, 2015

No One Kept Track of Me: Why This Father Supports School Choice

There wasn’t a clear path to educational success for me, but I’m hopeful that higher expectations for my two sons will pave the way to…

By Frank Saldaña

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Posted July 8, 2020

Donald Trump Will Never Give Us the Smart, Nuanced Conversation We Need About Going Back to School

As COVID-19 wreaked havoc on the end of the 2019-2020 school year, parents and politicians nationwide sang the praises of teachers across the country—and it…

By Lindsey Jensen

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Posted July 8, 2020

Black Girls Need Police-Free Schools

We are at a precipice. Advocates and school leaders in nearly 100 districts all over the country have called for the removal of police in…

By Nia Evans, Kayla Patrick

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Posted July 7, 2020

Schools Are Essential, So Let’s Reopen the Right Way This Fall

This afternoon, President Donald Trump said, “We want to get our schools open. We want to get them open, quickly, beautifully in the fall.” I…

By Zakiya Sankara-Jabar

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