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July 21, 2015

What Opting In Reveals About Opting Out

Every year millions of students Opt-in to voluntary Advanced Placement tests. What can these students tell us about the reasons other students and families are choosing to Opt-Out?

June 09, 2015

School-Performance Measure or School-Income Measure?

Numbers can't tell us everything about a school. School Performance Measures that aim to do so are a fallacy at best, and at their worst, they're harmful to low-income students.

May 28, 2015

The Opt-Out Movement Needs to Address Educational Inequity

The opt-out movement is right to call for a richer, more authentic learning experience. They're wrong to stay silent on the educational inequality that makes testing necessary.

May 06, 2015

Baltimore Unrest Is a Call to Action for Teachers

Teachers have a responsibility to advocate for their students and create schools and communities that counter systemic injustice.

April 15, 2015

Schools Can't Improve Without Support for Low-Income Students

Can we increase student achievement without addressing high concentrations of poverty? Teacher Cristina Duncan Evans explains why we can't.

April 06, 2015

Teacher Evaluation Means Nothing Without Teacher Buy-In

If teachers don't believe the evaluation process is valid and worthwhile, then they won't take it seriously and potential positive effects will never trickle down to students.

March 04, 2015

Where's the Creative Thinking on Charter Schools?

We can't afford to get stuck having the same argument over and over again instead of finding new solutions for our kids.

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