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.
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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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
July 29, 2019
Charters did not cause the problem of school segregation, writes guest blogger Richard Buery Jr. Instead, charters are often intentionally located in neighborhoods with the greatest need.
July 26, 2019
Killing the personal essay would accomplish something test-driven accountability often fails to do: incentivize classroom practice that benefits students.