Zachary Wright

Posted Jan. 6, 2022

A Year After the Capitol Insurrection It’s Unclear Whether We Have Woken Up a Changed Nation

One year ago, hundreds of Trump supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol building attempting to overthrow a democratic election. It was one of those strange experiences…

By Zachary Wright 

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Posted Dec. 15, 2021

Brightbeam’s List of the Top 30 Education Influencers of 2021

It’s been a wild year for education, from unprecedented federal investments in our nation’s kids via the American Rescue Plan to endless conversations on critical…

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Posted Dec. 8, 2021

We Send Our Kids to School Knowing There’s a Chance They’ll Be Murdered in Their Classrooms

I was lying on the floor in the hallway scrolling through my phone waiting for my youngest child to fall asleep when I saw that…

By Zachary Wright 

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Posted Dec. 1, 2021

The Gifted and Talented Debates Aren’t About Rigor, They’re About Access

An interesting, complicated, and rather polarizing trend is going around in American education, and it has to do with special admission schools and the designation…

By Zachary Wright 

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Posted Nov. 22, 2021

Current Events Put Racism on Display, No Matter How Hard Some Try to Hide It

In the words of Mugatu, I feel like I’m taking crazy pills. Defense lawyers in the trial seeking justice for the murder of Ahmaud Arbery,…

By Zachary Wright 

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Posted Nov. 15, 2021

Almost Two Years Into the Pandemic and We Still Haven’t Gotten to the Heart of Our Broken School System

The kids are vaxxed and in school, so why do I still feel so hopeless? 600-some days ago, the world shut down and my kids…

By Zachary Wright 

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Posted June 21, 2021

Great Principals Are Strong Instructional Leaders First

School principals must feel a lot like circus performers. Just as a performer is expected to juggle multiple balls, bowling pins, or torches while dangling…

By Garris Landon Stroud

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Posted May 18, 2021

I Thought Talking About Race in the Classroom Wasn’t Important. I Was Wrong.

Critical race theory is this moment’s scapegoat of fearful White America. So, for what it’s worth, here is my own accounting of being a privileged…

By Zachary Wright 

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Posted Apr. 26, 2021

Cops Can Learn Something From Quality Teachers About Building Relationships and De-Escalating Violence

I’m not a cop, have never been a cop, don’t have a family member who’s a cop, and have no interest in becoming a cop.…

By Zachary Wright 

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Posted Apr. 8, 2021

The American Rescue Plan Is Only as Good as Its Execution

A year into a pandemic that has, despite the herculean efforts of many, seen a drastic reduction in student learning in America’s schools, the federal…

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Posted Jan. 21, 2022

As #MeTooK12 Turns 4, Students Can’t Wait for Adults to Make Change

This January marks the fourth anniversary of #MeTooK12, a campaign spotlighting the widespread sexual harassment and assault millions of students experience each day. Although statistics…

By Esther Warkov

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Posted Jan. 18, 2022

Lawmakers Pay Teachers Lip Service, But from Subs to Curriculum, They Don’t Respect Us

The other day, my wife and I watched the first episode of the new sitcom Abbott Elementary.  In this episode, there’s a hilarious scene where…

By Kwame Sarfo-Mensah

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Posted Jan. 13, 2022

Explained: How to Run for Your Local School Board

School boards (in some states “school committees”) sit at the intersection of civic engagement, local politics, and community service. The school board is a team…

By Brianna Crowley

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