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Teachers or Influencers? The Misguided Priorities in Today's Education

In recent news, a Black male teacher was terminated after sharing a TikTok video where female students were braiding his hair. This incident has sparked significant controversy, shedding light on a...

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Parent Power: Will We Choose Pitchforks or Partnerships?

After two tumultuous years of intermittent school closures, parents and caregivers are claiming their power within the education system in a new way. It ain’t always pretty. Recent board meetings...

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COVID Didn't Give Us Much to Celebrate, But We Need to Keep Virtual Conferences

Parent-teacher conferences are a critical component of every school year. This is an opportunity for teachers to share with families the areas of success for their students and areas where there is...

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Times Are Tough. Asking Teachers to Get Tougher Isn't the Answer.

Wednesday started out like any other; I left my house at 7:00 am to drive to my school campus, where I teach bilingual early childhood special education. Out of nowhere, I burst into tears. I thought...

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In These Uncertain Times, Schools Must Focus on Mental Health First

After 20 months of the pandemic, students are burnt out. The result is increasing mental health struggles among many, which has schools around the country scrambling to prioritize school counseling...

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More Than One Million Parents Voted With Their Feet to Choose the Best Option For Their Family

A new report from the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools (NAPCS) finds that enrollment in district public schools dropped 3% from school years 2019-2020 to 2020-2021, the first full year of...

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