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Parents at Elizabeth Warren Rally Are Done Being Ignored and They’re Fighting Back

After what happened last night at Elizabeth Warren’s rally in Atlanta, Democrats might want to reconsider their strategy of attacking school choice. Black and brown parents, some who have been fighting chronically failing schools locally for decades, have had enough. A group of hundreds of mostly black parents —and grand parents and great grandparents —descended on Atlanta… Continue reading Parents at Elizabeth Warren Rally Are Done Being Ignored and They’re Fighting Back

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Gwen Samuel Tells Black Leaders To Stop Being Complicit and Stand Up For Black Parents

This is the moment in time when Black leaders must decide how committed they are—or are not—to the education of Black and Brown children. This week, ground zero of our education war is California but don’t be fooled—this evil is coming for all of us. If our Black leaders won’t stand up now, we know… Continue reading Gwen Samuel Tells Black Leaders To Stop Being Complicit and Stand Up For Black Parents

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Does Standardized Testing Help Students?

By Lane Wright Every state uses standardized tests to find out how students in public schools are doing. Federal law requires it. But why? And how do standardized tests actually help students? The short answer: Standardized tests are a spotlight that helps education leaders see what effect schools are having on students. With that information they can make changes to address students’ needs.… Continue reading Does Standardized Testing Help Students?

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Press Release on New Video Series at Education Post: African-Americans Talk Education

  Black Parents, Teachers and Students Want Everyone to Stop Having the Education Conversation ‘About Them Without Them’ Education Post Video Series Shows African-Americans Getting Real on Education   Chicago, IL – More than 40 Black teachers, parents and students gathered in Chicago Women’s Park & Gardens to speak candidly in a new video series… Continue reading Press Release on New Video Series at Education Post: African-Americans Talk Education

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“Now You Know Better”: 1st Commencement Address by a Person of Color at My Alma Mater (after 148 years!)

I have been out of high school since 1991 and I am so very proud to know that the students in the class of 2017 voted overwhelmingly to have Mr. Grant Hightower, the METCO director, speak at their graduation. There is much wisdom in his words and I only wish that my own students in Massachusetts,… Continue reading “Now You Know Better”: 1st Commencement Address by a Person of Color at My Alma Mater (after 148 years!)