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Where Will John King Stand On Student Suspensions?

By Jeff Bryant | Originally Published at Education Opportunity Network. October 15, 2015 3:16 PM | Photographic CreditSenior Education Department official, John King Jr., left, accompanied by President Barack Obama, speaks in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, Friday, October 2. (AP Photo/Andrew [...]

Where Will John King Stand On Student Suspensions?2016-11-29T17:37:03+00:00

Are Some Kids Really Smarter Just Because They Know More Words?

By Molly McManus, University of Texas at Austin | Originally Published at The Conversation. October 12, 2015 3.43am EDT Photographic Credit; Why is there so much attention being paid to ‘word gap’? Jeff Moore, CC BY-NC-ND Why do rich kids end up doing better than poor kids [...]

Are Some Kids Really Smarter Just Because They Know More Words?2016-11-29T17:37:03+00:00

“Reform” Makes Broken New Orleans Schools Worse: Race, Charters, Testing and The Real Story of Education After Katrina

An all-charter-school system was heralded as the future for urban schools. The future is filled with flaws By Jennifer C. Berkshire | Originally Published at Salon. August 3, 2015 5:57 AM | NEW ORLEANS - AUGUST 20: Kindergartners line up on their first day of school at [...]

“Reform” Makes Broken New Orleans Schools Worse: Race, Charters, Testing and The Real Story of Education After Katrina2016-11-29T17:37:06+00:00

New Orleans RSD Compared to Traditional Schools

By Michael Deshotels | Originally Published at Lousiana Educator. May 21, 2015 The national news media has been reporting for several years now that the "portfolio" of charter schools created to run the state takeover schools in New Orleans have produced an amazing turnaround of those schools [...]

New Orleans RSD Compared to Traditional Schools2016-11-29T17:37:13+00:00

“Acting White”: The Most Insidious Myth About Black Kids and Achievement

By Jenée Desmond-Harris | Originally Published at Vox. March 4, 2015, 8:40 a.m. ET You've probably heard it before: too many black students don't do well in school because they think being smart means "acting white." It's a popular thing to say, but it's not true. At [...]

“Acting White”: The Most Insidious Myth About Black Kids and Achievement2016-11-29T17:37:20+00:00

The Reality Tale of Two Education Systems: One for the Poor, and One for the Rest

By Paul Buchheit | Originally Published at AlterNet. January 11, 2015 || Photographic Credit; Flickr/US Department of Education New data reveals our public—not private—school system is among the best in the world. New data reveals our public—not private—school system is among the best in the world. [...]

The Reality Tale of Two Education Systems: One for the Poor, and One for the Rest2016-11-29T17:37:24+00:00

Please Quit Pulling Kids Out of Electives to Do More Reading Intervention

By John Spencer | Originally Published at Medium. December 14, 2014 | Photo Credit: Allie at Flickr Creative Commons I realize that P.E. might not seem as important as close reading, but look at our nation’s obesity epidemic. Look at our sedentary lifestyle. Could it be possible [...]

Please Quit Pulling Kids Out of Electives to Do More Reading Intervention2016-11-29T17:37:26+00:00

Enough Talk About Grit; It’s Time to Talk About Privilege

By Paul L. Thomas, Ed.D | Originally Published at AlterNet. November 3, 2014 Lessons that promote 'effort' as a mask for privilege do far more harm to our students than good. When it comes to academic success, what matters most: effort – or something altogether different? [...]

Enough Talk About Grit; It’s Time to Talk About Privilege2016-11-29T17:37:32+00:00