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Star Rating System Totally Unfair to School Serving Pregnant and Parenting Teens

Nowell Leadership Academy is a school designed to serve students who are over-age, under-credited, and either pregnant or already parenting at least one child. They are students whose path to graduation was so rocky in the traditional school system that any chance of them graduating four years from the day they started 9th grade disappeared… Continue reading Star Rating System Totally Unfair to School Serving Pregnant and Parenting Teens

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This Teacher Has a Problem with Those God Awful White Boys

A teacher in Minnesota recently wrote a blog post publicly shaming his white male students and sadly, many people have applauded it. Even though he claims to be working to end the practice of treating groups differently based on their race, it is clear that he has made one exception to the rule: White boys.… Continue reading This Teacher Has a Problem with Those God Awful White Boys

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We Can’t Let Our Love For Our Students Morph Into Low Academic Expectations

By Jessica Waters I remember the day like it was yesterday. The year was 2013 and I was in the oval office with President Obama to receive an award for excellence in teaching. I was there as the 2013 RI Teacher of the Year to represent the teachers in my state and to honor the… Continue reading We Can’t Let Our Love For Our Students Morph Into Low Academic Expectations