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The life and death of a bill which would’ve split the Seattle school district


As the Legislature continues to nervously stare down both the McCleary State Supreme Court ruling to fully fund public k-12 education the and recently passed initiative… 1,689 more words

Silent Hallways are Unjust: Let Students Speak!

I was recently visiting a charter middle school that enforces silent hallways during passing periods (in addition to entering the class silently and silent meals at most times). 869 more words


* "Helping the last become the first"

“Helping the last become the first” is a nugget of wisdom from Dr. Don Leu, Professor of Education at UConn.  I recently watched his podcast in my online class on disciplinary literacy.   150 more words

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The North Shore and The Achievement Gap

My former career as an educator took me all over the map in the Milwaukee area.  I first came to the city to work as an English teacher at a now defunct high school that served students at-risk of not graduating from high school in a Native American-based environment.  519 more words

In Quotes: Minnesota

“Minnesota could be among the first states in the country to offer free, full-day early learning programs for every 4-year-old – that is, if a proposal from Governor Mark Dayton and the Minnesota Senate becomes law this session.” 77 more words


Rocketship Parents Enrique and Maritza Awarded with 2015 Hart Vision Volunteer of the Year

by Kevin Bronk
Editor, Beyond

Last week at the California Charter Schools Conference in Sacramento, CA, Rocketship parents Enrique Esparza and Maritza Leal were honored with the 2015 Hart Vision Volunteer of the Year Award. 528 more words

Engaged Parents

The growing opportunity gap facing American children

Editor’s Note: Reuben Finighan is a Senior Research Officer at The Melbourne Institute and Fellow of the ARC Life Course Centre of Excellence at University of Melbourne. 1,314 more words

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