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Posted July 2, 2019

Have We Been Paying Too Much Attention to Girls in School at the Expense of Boys?

Legendary actress Meryl Streep recently garnered a considerable amount of media attention during a Vanity Fair panel about the second season of HBO’s series “Big…

By Erika Sanzi

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Posted Dec. 5, 2018

A Second Listen to Student Voice

Common Core author David Coleman shocked a crowd of educators in 2011 when he declared, “…as you grow up in this world, you realize people…

By Eric Goldstein

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Posted July 18, 2018

How Hip-Hop Helped Me Get Into the Ivy League

Although I grew up with a lot of familial and school support—and too often that is soul-crushingly rare—another, much more plentiful resource also played a…

By Victor A. Kwansa

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Posted July 28, 2017

I Thought I Suffered for Not Being Placed in ESL Classes, But I Was Wrong

At the age of 2, I left the United States to live in my parents’ native country, Guatemala. I completed my first two years of…

By Cynthia Lopez

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Posted July 12, 2017

The Only Thing I Want to See Melting This Summer Is My Ice Cream Cone, Not My Kid’s Brain

Yeah I know, the last thing most of us parents want to do during summer is think about school. We just want to enjoy time…

By Bernita Bradley

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Posted July 21, 2016

How Melania Trump Proves There’s a Writing Crisis in America

I often bemoan the fact that writing is becoming a lost art. We need to look no further than the prime-time speech that Melania Trump…

By Marilyn Rhames

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Posted Mar. 6, 2016

Why Repealing Common Core Would Be a Terrible Move for Massachusetts Students and Teachers

Right now, in English classrooms at the Cambridge Rindge and Latin School our students are doing amazing work. They are lawyers putting Lady Macbeth on trial,…

By Ariel Maloney

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Posted Oct. 13, 2015

Our College Students Need to Be Better Writers, Novelist Says

Michael Laser, a fiction novelist, writes a piece at The Hechinger Report about his eye opening experience as a professor of expository writing at a university near his home. His contention is very simkple: that college students by and large lack the ability to construct basic sentences. He reached out to everyone he could think of to figure out how to help his students improve their writing skills and despite his best efforts, was disappointed…

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Posted Oct. 14, 2019

She Has a Plan for Everything, So Where Is Elizabeth Warren’s Plan for K-12 Education?

I love a woman with a plan! And, Senator Warren, it seems like you have a plan for just about everything. There are currently 50…

By Lisa Hollenbach

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Posted Oct. 14, 2019

Is Andrew Yang the Only One Brave Enough to Speak the Truth About Our Public Schools?

Education voters—people for whom education is the issue that determines their vote— have been banging our heads against the wall forever during presidential campaigns. Sure,…

By Erika Sanzi

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Posted Oct. 11, 2019

Time for Democrats to Recognize the Progressive Roots of Charter Schools

Listening to the rhetoric of Democratic presidential candidates, one would think charter schools were a Republican initiative opposed by all progressives. Bernie Sanders calls for a…

By Emily Langhorne, David Osborne

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