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It Can Be Done

Central Falls School Staff with Superintendent Victor Capellan  There is a famous saying by George Bernard Shaw that many in the education reform community like very much and there is a city in Rhode Island putting those words into action every day. “People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are… Continue reading It Can Be Done

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I’ll Take An Express Pass for the Kids, Please

America’s children need an Express Pass. And they need it now. Full of promise but held back by a system that isn’t working for them, they need a way to move to the front of the line where all the privilege tends to reside. And an Express Pass can make that happen. Yep, that’s right.… Continue reading I’ll Take An Express Pass for the Kids, Please

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Reformers Must Speak Up

Wrong is wrong. And it’s high time that people in the education space coalesce around the belief that good and bad things happen in all kinds of schools and that we have an obligation to be agnostic about school governance models when it comes to speaking up boldly for children. The recent New York Times… Continue reading Reformers Must Speak Up

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Massachusetts Teachers’ Union Board Says, ‘Whoa, Not So Fast’

Hit the brakes, Barbara. That’s basically what the Massachusetts Teachers’ Association board had to say about the organization’s president, Barbara Madeloni, and her proposal that they approve $9.6 million to fight efforts to lift the arbitrary charter cap in Massachusetts. Reactions to their decision to slow the process down have revealed rifts within the ranks… Continue reading Massachusetts Teachers’ Union Board Says, ‘Whoa, Not So Fast’