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August 21, 2019

How to Combat the Pressure for Student Perfection

In the IB Diploma Programme, graders start at the bottom of the rubric and work their way up. This process emphasizes growth over gaps in students' understanding, says guest blogger Loren Baron.

August 19, 2019

How to Make IB Diploma Programmes More Equitable

Schools frequently define success in the Diploma Programme by how many students earn the IB diploma. Guest blogger Loren Baron argues that's the wrong metric.

August 15, 2019

Using the Bully Pulpit to Take a Stand in the Arena

Working on a state board of education involves many challenges, some failures. But, as guest blogger Jessica Sutter writes, it is also an opportunity and a duty to speak out for educational equity.

August 14, 2019

How to Make School Choice More Equitable

Reserving seats for vulnerable, at-risk students would mean fewer chances for other students to enroll in sought-after schools. Guest blogger Jessica Sutter explains why that trade-off is worthwhile.

August 12, 2019

A Wonk in the Political Arena

Guest blogger Jessica Sutter was recently elected to the D.C. Board of Education. Sound like a perfect job for a self-described edu-nerd? Think again, she writes.

August 09, 2019

Two Teachers' Perspectives on Instructional Coaching

Guest blogger Heather Harding chats with two charter school teachers about the highlights, challenges, and lessons learned from a year of being instructional coaches.

August 07, 2019

Why the Teaching Profession Matters More Than Ever

While teaching is still in the top 10 of highly regarded professions, parents have stopped encouraging their children to become teachers. Guest blogger Heather Harding explores what should be done.

August 05, 2019

Why Racial Equity and Social Justice Have a Role in School Reform

Race-based rancor and equity implications are not suspect or novel concerns requiring quotations, according to the Schusterman Family Foundation's Heather Harding.

August 02, 2019

Reducing College Costs Means More Than Reducing Tuition

Fifty-seven percent of college-enrolled KIPP alums are worried about running out of food, and 43 percent have missed meals. Here's what to do about it, from guest blogger Richard Buery.

July 31, 2019

All Students Need Career and Technical Education

Just 11 percent of students from a low-income background have a bachelor's degree. So it's essential that high school equip students with marketable skills.

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