Ikhlas Saleem

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Q&A With Alicia Dixon: Mutual Accountability Is a Stepping Stone on the Path to Justice

Alicia Dixon is executive director of the Marcus Foster Education Institute (MFEI). Since 1973, MFEI has been committed to improving educational opportunities and outcomes for all students in...

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Meet Two Teachers Learning to Center Their Students' Identities Without Losing Sight of Their Own

Lindsay Singer and Ashley McCall are both third grade teachers at Cesar Chavez Multicultural Academic Center in Chicago. Lindsay teaches mathematics and inquiry. And Ashley is an English language...

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Achievement Gap

Molly Cole on Opening Brooke East Boston Charter School and Becoming One of the Top Schools in the State

Molly Cole, founding principal of Brooke East Boston Charter School, was honored this school year with the Ryan Award for exceptional school leadership, a national award that honors urban principals...

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School Choice

Everything You Need to Know About the NAACP’s Stance on Charter Schools

'The Worst Kind of Betrayal' Derrell Bradford, executive director of the New York Campaign for Achievement Now (NYCAN), in a somber post wrote on the NAACP's betrayal to Black families. Disappointed...

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Charter Schools

Coffee Break: Alisha Thomas Morgan on Running for Office at 22, the NAACP and Sundays With the Real Housewives

At 23 years old Alisha Thomas Morgan became the first African-American to represent Cobb County in the Georgia House of Representatives. During her 12 years of service, as a legislator and mom,...

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School Choice

9 Stories of Parents Demanding Better Schools in 2016

Okay, so I'm not a parent—yet. But every day I read so many inspiring stories of parents from around the country demanding better schools for their children. And unlike policy wonks, they're not...

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