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Public Education in This Country Is Literally a Matter of Life and Death. Here's How It's Playing Out.

Last week, a group of Californians got what Dolly Hunt called their “Martin Luther King moment.” https://twitter.com/PeeplesChoice85/status/1131237556366979072?s=20 Here’s what happened. The...

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Want a Winning High School? You'll Need a Winning School Board.

In 2016, then-24-year-old Cipriano Vargas became the youngest person ever elected to the Vista Unified School Board in California. After graduating from California State University San Marcos, where...

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I Know I’ve Made the Best Choice for My Son When School Feels Like Family

Gifts come in all different shapes and sizes—a family vacation, a surprise birthday party, or flowers on Valentine’s Day. But I have received one of the best gifts I could ever imagine—and so has my...

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Three Things I Learned in My First Year as a Principal and a New Year’s Resolution

If you ask an educator to think back to their first year of teaching, you will probably get a wide range of reactions, but the general consensus will likely be that it was a difficult year. This...

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If We Really Want to Change Our Schools, We Need to Get Real About What's Happening in Them

Thirteen years after Hurricane Katrina and the reunification of all schools under the governing of Orleans Parish School Board (OPSB), we are still having conversations about how to make schools...

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If You're Black and Low-Income in Oakland, You Have to Fight for the Right to a Good School

Every family should have the right to a good school for their kids. But it turns out that if you’re Black and low-income in Oakland, you have to organize and fight for that right. That’s what I...

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