Stand For Children

Posted Mar. 7, 2016

Is Big Money the New Normal in School Board Elections?

Five years ago, a survey of elected school board members found a whopping 87 percent spent $5,000 or less on their most recent campaign. Even…

By Beth Hawkins

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Posted Jan. 20, 2016

VIDEO: In Indianapolis, These Parents Are Standing Up for Children

In Indianapolis Public Schools, over 50 percent of children are in D and F schools, our children simply aren’t learning. As a graduate of Stand…

By Ashley Thomas

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Posted Dec. 4, 2015

Our Kids Can’t Have a Successful Future Without This

As parents, we’re always met with catch-22’s when it comes to what’s best for our children. Do we shield them from the tough realities of…

By Sheina King

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Posted Sep. 21, 2015

No, Our Kids Aren’t Dumber—Our Standards Are Just Higher

The results are in…sort of. The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) released the initial statewide results of the PARCC tests at its board meeting yesterday.…

By Jessica Handy

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Posted Sep. 11, 2015

Washington Students and Families Fight for Their Right to School Choice

Washington State is going through some educational growing pains: the state’s Supreme Court recently decided that it’s going to fine the state $100,000 a day,…

By Valentina Korkes

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Posted June 5, 2015

Civil Rights Leaders Are Right: Annual Testing Protects Children at Risk

In a recent edition of Education Week, Marc Tucker, head of the National Center on Education and the Economy, argues that annual testing and accountability is…

By Jonah Edelman

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Posted Mar. 9, 2015

It’s Go Time for PARCC

After five years under development, the PARCC test finally debuted in Illinois this week. School districts will give one portion of PARCC testing in March…

By Jessica Handy

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Posted Jan. 28, 2015

Ms. Williams Goes to Washington

I can honestly tell you that advocating for education is one of the most important experiences I’ve ever had. It’s certainly not one of the…

By Darlene Williams

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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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