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Posted Jan. 29, 2017

The Choice of Botel for White House Education Advisor Should Offer Some Comfort to DeVos Opponents

It’s not easy being a progressive education reformer in the age of President Trump. Speaking for myself only, I support high-quality public charter schools but…

By Peter Cunningham

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Posted June 10, 2016

Maybe All Men Are Created Equal, But All Kids Aren’t Treated Equitably

All men are created equal, says the Declaration of Independence, but it doesn’t mean all kids are treated equal. In fact, our schools treat them…

By Peter Cunningham

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Posted Apr. 1, 2016

VIDEO: A ‘Hammered’ History of the Federal Role in Education, Starring Rick Hess and Michael Petrilli

I never, ever find conservatives funny but these two guys really crack me up. They are so funny, witty, insightful and charming. And did I…

By Peter Cunningham

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Posted Mar. 15, 2016

How These Middle-School Students Took First Place at a Startup Accelerator

When Fidel Jonapa heard his team declared the winner of a design competition late last month, he was momentarily baffled. It had to be a…

By Beth Hawkins

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Posted Mar. 14, 2016

Statement on Senate Confirmation of US Secretary of Education John King

The Senate's vote today to confirm John King as U.S. Secretary of Education is great news for schools, teachers and students. Secretary King is an unwavering advocate for kids, and no one is more qualified or more committed to help improve education across the…

By Peter Cunningham

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Posted Mar. 13, 2016

A Letter From New York Teachers in Support of John King as Education Secretary

We, a group of New York-based educators, share enthusiastic support for the appointment of John B. King Jr. as secretary of education, a committed and…

By Olinka Crusoe, Chris Fazio, Annie Gallagher, Suraj Gopal, Jemal Graham, Mike Loeb, April Rose, Pat Sprinkle, Matt Schatz, Carla Theodorou, Ashley Ward

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Posted Oct. 8, 2015

We Need Educators Who Reflect the Communities They Serve

Last year, I attended a gathering of education leaders and advocates working to improve schools for low-income and minority students. The conversation was impassioned, and…

By Jaime Aquino

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Posted July 9, 2019
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Here’s What I Wish White Teachers Knew When Teaching My Black Children

Dear White Teachers of My Black Children: I am a Black mom and I have two children who are now in high school. Raising them…

By Afrika Afeni Mills

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Posted July 10, 2019

Black Folks Can Barely Access District Choices. That’s Why I Fight for My Grandson’s California Charter.

This Wednesday, the California Senate’s Education Committee will hold a public hearing on a bill that would make local school districts the primary authority saying…

By Christina Laster

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Posted July 9, 2019

Six Ways Parents Can Help Kids Learn Over the Summer Break

Summer is not just a two-month countdown to sending the kids back to school. You only get 18 summers total with your “babies,” and half…

By Melissa Bagneris

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