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How Trauma Informs My Friend’s Work

There are some pieces that everyone should take the time to read and my friend and fellow education advocate Keri Rodriguez just wrote one of them. We all come to our life’s work from a different place, whether one of privilege or one of not getting what we needed in school. But Keri, aka EduMom,… Continue reading How Trauma Informs My Friend’s Work

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#CollegeSigningDay is Worthy of Our Smiles and Gives Us Hope for the Future

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Rhode Island

Mayor James Diossa: Rhode Island’s Very Own Charter Champion

These kids get only one shot at an education. – James Diossa Mayor James Diossa calls his community “the comeback city” and education plays a central role in that vision. In a city that is one mile by one mile and made up of predominantly Latino families, school choice has become part of the fabric… Continue reading Mayor James Diossa: Rhode Island’s Very Own Charter Champion

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Teachers Stand Tall While President Trump Stays Seated

By Nikos Giannapolous, the 2017 Rhode Island Teacher of the Year “When I think back to my time in the White House, I will not remember the person seated at the desk.” On Wednesday, when I met the president as Rhode Island’s State Teacher of the Year, I did not know what to expect. After… Continue reading Teachers Stand Tall While President Trump Stays Seated

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A Mom’s story: He says he is a girl and his name is Roberta.

By Maureen Kelleher My child has always struggled with pronouns. Back when Bobby was about two, when we first started going to Music Together, we learned a song called “Me, You and We.” It was very simple. Point to yourself and sing, “Me. Me. Me-me-me, me-me-me, me, me.” And so on. Then point to your… Continue reading A Mom’s story: He says he is a girl and his name is Roberta.