educational justice

Here's What the Milford 11 Have to Teach Us About the Roots of Critical Race Theory

Back in 2018, I ran across a story from the 1950s that seemed to illuminate some of the ugly political fights we were living through. True to the zeitgeist, I made a podcast episode about it. And...

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school leadership

This Small Federal Investment in Principals Could Pay Off Big

Here’s the good news: The field of education has the knowledge to make schools better. Not just a little better. A lot better. I know that sounds a tad Pollyana-ish, given that the United States lags...

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Karin Chenoweth

Turning Around Artesia, Part 3: The Problem With Giving Fewer Tests

This is part three of a three-part series by Education Trust’s Karin Chenoweth on the remarkable turnaround of Artesia High School in Southern California. Read part 1 and part 2. Until last year,...

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Achievement Gap

Turning Around Artesia, Part 2: This School Figured Out How to Make It 'Cool' to Succeed

This is part two of a three-part series by Education Trust’s Karin Chenoweth on the remarkable turnaround of Artesia High School in Southern California. Read part 1 and part 3. Almost 12 years ago,...

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Poverty

Turning Around Artesia, Part 1: How Is This California High School Beating the Odds?

This is part one of a three-part series by Education Trust’s Karin Chenoweth on the remarkable turnaround of Artesia High School in Southern California. Read part 2 and part 3. When I saw these...

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Karin Chenoweth

No, Those Tests Won't Hurt You, But They Should Be Fewer and Fairer

Recently, I wrote about the value of the information parents receive when their kids take common—or standardized—assessments. But I know that leaves some parents wondering whether they are permitting...

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