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Posted June 27, 2017

Will States Hold Their Schools Accountable Under ESSA? A New Report Sheds Some Light

The ever-reliable edu-wonks over at Bellwether Education Partners, along with the trusted folks at Collaborative for Student Success (CSS), have put together a comprehensive review…

By Valentina Korkes

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Posted Oct. 25, 2016

Two of America’s Largest Black Organizations Seek to Build a Better Narrative for Black Education

While much of education world is locked in circular discussions (mostly centered on charter schools) that is bitterly dividing advocates and opponents into warring camps,…

By Chris Stewart

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Posted May 9, 2016

Why Evaluating Teachers Is Really Hard to Do

I recently had dinner with two teachers who told me that in their combined 38 years of teaching they have had exactly three meaningful feedback…

By Peter Cunningham

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Posted Sep. 17, 2015

New Study Shows KIPP Still Delivers Despite Rapid Expansion

The KIPP charter network has followed an “ethical and moral mandate” to rapidly expand its model of getting results for low-income urban youth, and the final piece of an eight-year Mathematica study reveals that, despite this accelerated growth, KIPP campuses across the nation are continuing to increase test scores at every grade level. The Houston Chronicle’s Jennifer Radcliffe and Fauzeya Rahman have the story: "We're not aiming at…

By Education Post

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Posted Apr. 20, 2015

Teachers Believe More Autonomy and Support Will Help Common Core Succeed

A report issued today by a teacher collaborative reinforced educators’ support of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and aligned assessments. In addition, the educators…

By Tracy Dell’Angela

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Posted Dec. 4, 2014

Stronger Accountability Laws Mean Better Charters

Accountability is part of the charter school DNA, but a new state-by-state review of charter school state policies by the National Association of Charter School…

By Greg Richmond

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Posted June 6, 2019
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I’m One of the Most Well-Known LGBTQ Teachers in the US and I Was Called Out by a Fourth-Grader for Failing to Be Gender Neutral

I messed up today. I messed up, and a nine-year-old called me out. In front of the whole class. That’s right, one of the most…

By Brett Bigham

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Posted June 5, 2019

The Discomfort of White Adults Should Never Take Priority Over the Success of Our Black and Brown Students

“I didn’t come here to teach those kinds of kids.” It’s alarming to think that adults charged with helping students of color succeed in school…

By Michael Prihoda

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Posted June 7, 2019
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‘I Knew it Was Time to Leave My Classroom. I Hope 20 Years Was Enough.’

Every tough decision comes with some measure of remorse for what could have been. As I finish out my 20th and final year as a…

By Anna Baldwin

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