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Posted Apr. 2, 2020

This School Year Will Not Be Measured by a Test Score

As the calendar turns to April, I typically end up asking myself the same question every school year—“will they remember?” In my case, that question…

By Patrick Kelly

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Posted Mar. 24, 2020

COVID-19 Shows Why We Need Public Schools Now More Than Ever

“Mr. Kelly, what happens next?” As a teacher, I have heard some version of that question countless times in different circumstances over the years. However,…

By Patrick Kelly

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Posted Mar. 12, 2018

If You Can Find a Budget for Arming Teachers, Then You Can Find Money for Teacher Training

This is not an article about how to stop gun violence in schools. Like most of America, my perspective has been forever changed by the…

By Patrick Kelly

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Posted Nov. 6, 2015

9 Ways the Wall Street Journal Got It Wrong on Common Core

This week the Wall Street Journal published an extensive front page story that, at best, misrepresented the persistence of the Common Core, and at worst,…

By Karen Nussle

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Posted Oct. 28, 2015

Black Girls Are Being Pushed Out of the Classroom

We have a pressing discipline problem that begins in classrooms, and for far too many children, ends in prison. The recent assault on a South…

By Kayla Patrick

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Posted Oct. 27, 2015

Someone Needed to Leave This Classroom and It Wasn’t the Student

It’s all I could do not to jump through the screen to protect the Spring Valley High School student being yanked from her desk and…

By Erika Sanzi

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Posted Oct. 7, 2015

You Too, Governor Cuomo?

I’ll say it straight out: I’m an Andrew Cuomo fan, particularly in regards to his education platform that includes higher standards, accountability, universal preschool and…

By Laura Waters

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Posted June 25, 2015

Charleston: Not In Our Name

I’ve been reflecting in recent days on how human nature can be so damn disappointing. No matter how hateful the act or how incomprehensible the…

By Erika Sanzi

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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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