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Chicago Isn’t Atlanta—Our Stud...

Nov 3, 2017 by

Maureen Kelleher – About a year ago, Stanford researcher Sean Reardon was digging deep into a 300-million-piece database he...

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The Principal That Leads Is th...

Oct 18, 2017 by

Zachary Wright – Leadership is a word that has been bandied about so much it has lost its true essence. The proliferation of...

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All the Black Kids Are Still S...

Sep 18, 2017 by

Tanesha Peeples – I attended a predominantly Latino grammar school. We were all friends for the most part—the Black students,...

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Hundreds of Black Men in Suits...

Sep 9, 2017 by

Mike “Orie” Mosley – School is just getting started for some students. But little do they know, they’re in for a...

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Everyone Is Entitled to an Opi...

Aug 21, 2017 by

Lane Wright – Over the last year we’ve seen the NAACP come out forcefully against charter schools. We’ve seen the Trump...

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I Never Thought Gifted and Tal...

Aug 5, 2017 by

Michelle Pearson – It’s almost the end of the summer and I realize that the professional development I have been in has been...

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Recruiting and Keeping Male Ed...

Aug 3, 2017 by

Rob Samuelson – Quick: Name all of the male educators of color you had growing up. Having trouble coming up with any? You’re...

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Parents, Educators and Communi...

Jul 25, 2017 by

Michael Vaughn – “All over the country, dedicated educators of color are leading charter schools that cultivate the minds of...

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Don’t Be Fooled, There A...

Jul 20, 2017 by

David McGuire – I haven’t been given the opportunity to have children of my own yet; however, as an educator, I have spoken to...

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White Teachers, Here’s How to ...

Jul 18, 2017 by

Tom Rademacher – If you haven’t read this piece by Kayla Renee Parker yet, you really should. Ms. Parker, a Black woman and...

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These Stories About Bad Princi...

Jun 30, 2017 by

Tom Rademacher – I’ve had bad principals. In fact, it’s pretty hard to find a teacher who hasn’t. The job of a principal is...

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I Never Thought I’d Be L...

Jun 26, 2017 by

Angelica Del Rio – I never thought I’d get here. I never thought I’d be legally allowed to stay in this country, be a college...

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He’s One of the Finest Educato...

Jun 10, 2017 by

Patrick Kelly – A few weeks ago, I received some of the hardest professional news I have ever received in my 12-year teaching...

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It’s Hard to Get a Teach...

Jun 1, 2017 by

Marilyn Anderson Rhames – Is it possible for a school to change the trajectory of low-income Black students’ lives while...

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You Don’t Know a School Until ...

May 25, 2017 by

Nikki Grier – As administrators, teachers, or any other sort of “expert” in education, we can often come into school...

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The Invisible Teacher: How the...

May 13, 2017 by

Marilyn Anderson Rhames – When you enter a school, it’s easy to notice the brightly colored bulletin boards and the roar of...

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It’s Bigger Than Teaching, It’...

Apr 25, 2017 by

Caroline Bermudez – Although Nathan Woods was a good student, adjusting to college was difficult. He lost his brother to gun...

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High School Graduates Will Con...

Mar 29, 2017 by

Lane Wright – If Governor John Bel Edwards has his way today, setting higher goals for Louisiana students could be delayed by a...

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We Can’t Ignore the Ment...

Feb 6, 2017 by

Joe Smith – “Education is the key to success.” It’s a phrase we hear time and time again, repeated ad nauseam by educators,...

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Here’s How Trump Could D...

Jan 30, 2017 by

Jonah Edelman – A stroke of the pen at the White House could put more than 700,000 current students, recent graduates and even...

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