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Posted Dec. 27, 2017

These Politicians Went From the Classroom To Congress

It seems like every politician has big ideas about how to fix education in America. But not all of them have actually spent time leading…

By Rob Samuelson

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Posted Dec. 15, 2017

I’m a Black Woman and I Don’t Want Your ‘Thank You’

It seemed like all of America voted in Alabama’s Senate election this week. Everyone had something to say about the decades-old Republican seat up for…

By Vesia Wilson-Hawkins

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Posted Feb. 21, 2017

Here’s Why Republicans Killing Education Regulations Means More Burdens on States, Not Less

A lot of people have been talking about the uncertainty that might come if Washington nixes regulations for the nation’s latest education law or what…

By Lane Wright

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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 Jan. 18, 2017

At Last Night’s DeVos Hearing Our Elected Leaders Saw Children’s Futures as an Opportunity for Theater

Well, my head exploded last night and I lay the blame at the feet of Democrats and Republicans. In fact, Betsy DeVos actually came out…

By Erika Sanzi

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Posted Mar. 15, 2016

The Work Ahead for Our New Education Secretary John King

With Senate confirmation of John King as U.S. education secretary, the Obama team has just 10 more months to advance its history-making education reform agenda…

By Peter Cunningham

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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 Dec. 2, 2015

Hey, at Least Andrew Cuomo Didn’t Write the New No Child Left Behind

‘The single best thing that I can do,’ Gov. Andrew Cuomo said last year, is ‘break what is in essence one of the only ­remaining…

By Laura Waters

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Posted July 16, 2019

Here’s Why President Trump’s Tweets About ‘The Squad’ Are Nothing New for Black Women in Education

On Sunday, the 45th president of the United States told four congresswomen of color to “go back” to the countries from which they came.  ….and…

By Kelisa Wing

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Posted July 17, 2019

These Award-Winning Teachers Say to Close the Detention Centers and Bring the Children to Our Classrooms

This post is an open letter to the Trump administration, signed by 45 former State Teachers of the Year and the 1,840 members of Teachers…

By Ivonne Orozco, Mandy Manning, Heidi Crumrine

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Posted July 12, 2019
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We’ve Never Seen a Public School System Work for All Kids, But We Have to Believe We Can Build One

The other day I watched the documentary True Justice: Bryan Stevenson’s Fight for Equality.  Now if you don’t know who Bryan Stevenson is, you should…

By Tanesha Peeples

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