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Rise Prep will rise!

Sometimes hearing No is a good thing and it certainly was yesterday when a Rhode Island judge said NO to an injunction that would have prevented RISE Prep Mayoral Academy from opening this year. Children and families can breathe a sigh of relief knowing that their children will be donning their spiffy new uniforms, hopping… Continue reading Rise Prep will rise!

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The Important Work of Hiring Teachers in Boston who look like the Kids

Tommy Chang is full speed ahead when it comes to getting more teachers of color into Boston’s classrooms. After what has felt like a retirement wave of black teachers from Boston’s public schools, Beantown’s new Superintendent isn’t only aware of the problem but he’s already working to fix it. “We are not only committed, but… Continue reading The Important Work of Hiring Teachers in Boston who look like the Kids

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If Education Is Really About the Kids, We Have to Be Open to Self-Reflection

It is often said that the political battles in education are the nastiest of all, with ideology and special interests on all sides digging in and the actual education of children less of a priority than the egos and demands of a bunch of squabbling grown-ups. Perhaps the tide is turning just a bit. Self-help… Continue reading If Education Is Really About the Kids, We Have to Be Open to Self-Reflection