Tonight was the Rhode Island Governor’s State of the State Address. Gina Raimondo is beginning the final year of her first term and her address was predictable in that it had some stellar moments and well deserved applause lines as well as some glaring omissions. But I am already indebted to my Governor because her… Continue reading My New BowFlex, The State of the Littlest State, and the Best T-Shirt I’ve Ever Bought
In light of President Trump’s recent—and disgusting—comments about immigrants from Africa, Haiti and any other countries he considers to be “shitholes”, I have been reflecting on so many wonderful people from the very places that he chose to insult. People who are more optimistic, grateful, hardworking, and kind than pretty much anybody I’ve ever met,… Continue reading You Are a Double Refugee from Congo and Rwanda and We Want You—and Need You— Here in America
Oprah Winfrey’s name has been buzzing (and #trending) since last night with speculation flying wildly from all corners about a potential run for President in 2020. I did not watch the Golden Globes broadcast but I did watch a video of Oprah’s acceptance speech for the Cecil B Demille award and there is no doubt… Continue reading Hell Yeah, Oprah Can Be My Education President
It has been quite a year and we are so grateful to all of our readers and guest writers. Here are the ten most read pieces of 2017 here at Good School Hunting. We Can’t Normalize Romance (or Sex) Between Teachers and Students. Period. I am a Teacher. And I am an Addict. Teachers Stand… Continue reading Our Top Ten Posts of 2017
“At the end of the day, we have to do better for children.” – Gwen Samuel There is a warrior for children in Connecticut who battles day after day, year after year, on their behalf. She fights for better schools. She fights for safer schools. She fights for parents to have options when it comes… Continue reading She Manages to Spread Joy While She Fights For Families
We are so excited to have Keri back with us for this week’s episode, and she comes back swinging as the Boston Public Schools finds itself in the midst of a giant parental backlash around changes to start/end times at all of their schools. In an effort to adapt high school start times to the… Continue reading Episode 5: Six-Year-Olds At the Bus Stop at 6am and Getting Dismissed at 1:30? We Don’t Think So.
Dear Santa, My state of Rhode Island really needs to free itself of the shackles of shame and fix a few things for its students fast. I’m hoping you can help. While it’s true that being nonconformist can be enthralling and even a source of pride, that can’t be said of perpetuating laws that deny… Continue reading Hey Santa, All I Want for Christmas is a Constitutional Right To an Education
The Black women of Alabama saved their state and the nation from Roy Moore. They answered the call. Seems to me that we owe it to them to follow suit and also answer the call when it comes to equity, access, and opportunity for Black women as well as the African American community as a… Continue reading Black Women Saved Us. It’s High Time That We, as White Women, Answer the Call Too
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It turns out that contrary to popular belief, the wealth of a district doesn’t always predict student learning and the New York Times has created an interactive tool that allows us to take a look city by city. (They studied the 2,000 largest cities in the country.) Each of the gray dots below represents… Continue reading Turns out Wealth (or Lack Thereof) Doesn’t Always Predict Student Learning. Imagine That.