Kids Need to Write More. A Lot...

Sep 19, 2020 by

Aigner Picou – Growing up with teachers for parents, my siblings and I were taught that writing is an indispensable skill. We...

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Gavin’s Story Shines a L...

Apr 15, 2020 by

Ten-year-old Gavin Williams is a lively and affectionate youngster who loves to visit museums, experiment with computer-coding and...

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Real Talk From Parents Homesch...

Mar 27, 2020 by

Parents of children with disabilities are already some of the strongest, fiercest and most exhausted parent advocates for quality...

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Here’s a Virtual Hug for All Y...

Mar 20, 2020 by

Dear parents of school-age children: Please don’t be so hard on yourself if “e-learning” at home is hard for you. Teaching is a...

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While We Get Lost in the Wrong...

Nov 13, 2019 by

Chris Stewart – As a Generation Xer, I was sold the dream in the 1990s that one day we would all telecommute to work, execute...

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The Biggest Problem for Kids T...

Nov 2, 2019 by

Aran Levasseur – Over 20 years ago, like many college students in the throes of existential questions, I half-knowingly...

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‘Leveling’ Teacher...

Oct 24, 2019 by

Zachary Wright – Imagine you’re a new teacher in a traditional public school district. You have spent the summer planning for...

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As the U.S. Department of Educ...

Oct 19, 2019 by

Patrick Kelly – This week marks the 40th anniversary of President Jimmy Carter signing the legislation that authorized him to...

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Integration Is a Noble Goal, B...

Oct 5, 2019 by

Chris Stewart – Another week, another headline about the urgency of jettisoning efforts to improve teaching and learning for...

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I Hate to Inform You, but Not ...

Sep 23, 2019 by

Chris Stewart – Wherever you live, there is a high probability that Minnesota is low-key superior to your state. We are the...

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Families Are The ‘Sleepi...

Sep 13, 2019 by

It’s no surprise that I work in education. It’s in my blood. My grandmother Alberta, a proud Chicana, lived in the projects in...

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The Three R’s of Parents Who W...

Sep 6, 2019 by

A parent’s power to determine the right to choose where, when and what their children learn is only one power among many that create...

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It’s OK, You Can Teach For Ame...

Aug 26, 2019 by

In 2013, Sandra Korn, then a senior at Harvard and a contributor to the student newspaper The Crimson, wrote an article telling her...

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Do I Really Have to Defend Civ...

Aug 10, 2019 by

Tanesha Peeples – For months, I’ve struggled internally with blasting the NAACP for its stance on charter schools. To chastise...

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Here’s What I Wish White...

Jul 11, 2019 by

Dear White Teachers of My Black Children: I am a Black mom and I have two children who are now in high school. Raising them to be...

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I’m a Better Educator Th...

Jun 4, 2019 by

While attending a local charity event, it happened. It’s the moment every teacher dreads. It’s the unexpected scenario that stops us...

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Why We’re Struggling to ...

May 10, 2019 by

Zachary Wright – A recent article from the Philadelphia Inquirer revealed truths that, while saddening, troubling and...

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How Educators Can Keep Their K...

Apr 23, 2019 by

Trauma is a silent, but very prevalent problem in the classrooms of today. In fact, recent reports by the Substance Abuse and Mental...

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While Rich People Bribe Their ...

Mar 15, 2019 by

While 33 wealthy, powerful parents, including the two B-list but well-known actresses Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin, were paying...

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It Is No More Progressive to T...

Mar 5, 2019 by

Zachary Wright – This is for my fellow progressives and Democrats. Beware those who lambaste charter schools in the name of...

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