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.
(This is a post I wrote at Huffington Post a while back but I always like to re-share it the morning after I’ve been to the book fair. The photos were taken yesterday so the crap is still alive and well!) It’s book fair season and that should be a good thing but for those… Continue reading Hey Book Fair, Stop Selling All That Crap
This week on Planet Mom Radio, I’m flying solo because Keri is away on a vacation with her boys—she surprised them with their first plane ride ever and a trip to Disney World! And I can’t lie, the pictures she is posting of the trip are pure joy. It is soooo not the same on… Continue reading Episode 04: Sanzi Flies Solo and Talks Phony Grad Rates, an Amazing Teacher, and Tom Brady
I had the privilege of visiting Oklahoma this past September and one of the highlights was visiting Greenwood Leadership Academy and meeting their founding principal, Kojo Asamoa-Caesar. I recently spotted a post on his Facebook page that expressed a message that really resonated with me and I asked Kojo if I could publish it as… Continue reading Oklahoma School Leader channels Shirley Chisolm: “Run Young People, Run”
There is something very wrong with outlets like Associated Press suddenly being concerned with what they deem to be “segregated” schools simply because parents of color are making their own choices about where to send their children to school. I guess only all-Black and all-Brown schools bother them since suburban kids have been attending all-white schools forever… Continue reading The Associated Press Never Complained That MY School Was Segregated. It Was 2 Percent Black.
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