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Leaning In on DACA, Learning Spanish, Breaking Records and my Favorite Story of the Week

#1 Leaning in on DACA A group of Rhode Island school leaders from both charters and traditional districts are leaning in and raising their voices in support of all children, all students, regardless of their immigration status. Among calls about bus schedules and school vacation dates are calls about immigration. Current events have shaken many… Continue reading Leaning In on DACA, Learning Spanish, Breaking Records and my Favorite Story of the Week

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Matt Barnum’s Greatest Hits of #alternativefacts at the #IQ2USLive Charter School Debate in NYC.

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Arne Duncan Wasn’t Celebrating Hurricane Katrina and Betsy DeVos isn’t Celebrating Segregation or Jim Crow

I think the best thing that happened to the education system in New Orleans was Hurricane Katrina,” Duncan said. “That education system was a disaster, and it took Hurricane Katrina to wake up the community to say that ‘we have to do better.’ And the progress that they’ve made in four years since the hurricane… Continue reading Arne Duncan Wasn’t Celebrating Hurricane Katrina and Betsy DeVos isn’t Celebrating Segregation or Jim Crow