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September 05, 2013

John Thompson: First Class; Education at DC's Dunbar High School

First Class also tells the tragic story of the elite institution becoming collateral damage due to the ham-handed way that America's schools were desegregated

September 01, 2013

Safe Schools for Everyone

As public school leaders, it is our moral obligation to make our schools safe for all children at all times no matter what is happening in the legal courts or the courts of public opinion.

August 26, 2013

More Districts Grapple With School-To-Prison Pipeline

As U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder calls for improving the criminal justice system, school districts continue to search for a solution to the school-to-prison pipeline.

August 21, 2013

Closing the Achievement Gap: What Lies Ahead

The achievement gap is a well-documented phenomenon in American schools that has been talked about to at least some extent for over 40 years. Despite all that chatter, the achievement gap is still alive and well in American K-12 schools.

August 18, 2013

Prisons, Post Offices and Public Schools: Some Things Should Not Be For Profit

When our schools are run for profit, there are disastrous consequences for both students and teachers. Teachers are "managed" through the "outcomes" their students produce

August 15, 2013

John Thompson: Can Education Trust Be Trusted by Teachers?

The Education Trust, like too many school "reformers," believes that output-drive accountability is the answer to educational inequities.

August 14, 2013

Progress for Native Students Stalled or Backsliding, Report Says

A new Education Trust brief highlights the lack of progress for American Indian and Alaska Native students, even as other major ethnic groups have made steady academic improvements over time.

August 13, 2013

Common Core Tests are Not Good for Children or Other Living Things

People who are disenfranchised and deprived of meaningful opportunities must somehow be convinced that their second-class status is THEIR FAULT.

August 12, 2013

Guilford County Seeks Equity for African-American Males

Guilford County Schools continues to develop its African American Male Initiative, aimed at reducing suspensions and improving literacy among the schools' black male students.

August 04, 2013

Through the Eyes of an Emerging Black Leader

Make sure everyone is heard and those with much to lose are not overlooked if they are silent!

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