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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. 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. 5, 2015

Andy Rotherham’s 5 lessons from Arne Duncan’s departure

Andy Rotherham of Bellwether Education Partners wrote up some his key take-aways as the current Secretary of Education works through his final months in office. It's too soon to fully judge Duncan's tenure. There are lots of strong opinions in Washington and around the country about Duncan. Privately, insiders' views range from "he's the most committed and effective secretary of education in the department's history" to "he's a jock who's in…

By Valentina Korkes

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Posted Oct. 5, 2015

Duncan skeptic Rick Hess reflects on the Ed Sec’s upcoming departure

Rick Hess has put together some pieces (and tweets) calling out Education Secretary Arne Duncan on the areas where the two disagree (despite once agreeing whole-heartedly on many issues). As Duncan moves to step down, Rick decided to make one more push on the topic -- this time focusing on the need to be able to call out someone's actions without having others assume you doubt their "integrity and goodwill". I understand that he thought it…

By Valentina Korkes

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Posted Oct. 5, 2015

Chalkbeat Colorado on John King’s Cabinet Appointment

In the midst of Secretary Arne Duncan's resignation, Chalkbeat Colorado has provided some insights into what it means to have John King take the helm. [King] is likely to focus on equity issues. In a speech at the National Coalition on School Diversity conference in Washington, D.C. last week, King emphasized that racially and socioeconomically integrated schools benefit students academically and personally and promote the American ideal of…

By Valentina Korkes

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Posted Jan. 12, 2015

Duncan: More Resources for Children But No Retreat from Accountability

Secretary Duncan’s ESEA Speech Puts Congress on Notice In a major address to advocates and policymakers, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan outlined the Obama…

By Education Post

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Posted Jan. 5, 2015

Fair Funding Isn’t Enough

Jacob Waters is the Communications Manager for Philadelphia School Advocacy Partners, a nonprofit advocating for policy and regulatory conditions that help great schools of all…

By Jacob Waters

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Posted Aug. 7, 2020

James Baldwin’s ‘Talk to Teachers’ Is Just as Relevant Today

As I sit here, processing my thoughts on the severity of events that are currently grappling our nation, I reflect on the historical circumstances that…

By Jorge Santos

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Posted Aug. 10, 2020
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If You Want Justice, Teach Kids How to Read

In 1990, I was a brand-new teacher in an unusual environment: a Chicago alternative high school where teens and young adults could earn their diplomas…

By Maureen Kelleher

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Posted Aug. 10, 2020
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America, I Know You’re Tired: A Letter From a Virtual Teacher

Dear America, Let me get this out of the way first thing: I am a public school teacher, and I wish I were in the…

By Jay Wamsted

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