School Talk

Hashtags and Boycotts: Responses to the Shooting in Santa Fe, Texas

Another school shooting means another news cycle of agreement that “enough is enough” but disagreement over what needs to change to stem the carnage we saw again, this time at Santa Fe High School in Santa Fe, Texas. Eighteen-year-old Andrew Schneidawind started the hashtag #IfIDieInASchoolShooting over the weekend in response to the latest school shooting… Continue reading Hashtags and Boycotts: Responses to the Shooting in Santa Fe, Texas

Planet Mom Radio

02 Parents and Data: Time to embrace the ‘D’ word. We can help.

On this episode of Planet Mom Radio, after getting through some bake sale banter, Keri and I discuss the D word. Data. We know it can be confusing, frustrating, and even seem like someone else’s problem. But we also know that it’s super important that parents understand their children’s schools by the numbers. At least some… Continue reading 02 Parents and Data: Time to embrace the ‘D’ word. We can help.

School Talk

Because He IS My Elvis

I just spent a few days in Chicago and was lucky enough to meet Arne Duncan, former US Secretary of Education, for the second time. I’m not usually one to race over to to people and ask them to take a picture with me but I really wanted one with Arne this time around since… Continue reading Because He IS My Elvis

School Talk

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