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Coffee Break with Oakland Supt. Antwan Wilson

On July 1, 2014, Antwan Wilson became the superintendent of Oakland Unified School District—a district that was in state receivership from 2003-2010 and has been plagued, like so many urban districts, by leadership churn. He brought with him a stellar track...
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The opt-out cop-out is petering out

The first batch of Colorado results from last spring’s state standardized testing are back, and they’re encouraging—both from a participation and achievement standpoint. Since the state switched to the Common Core-aligned PARCC assessments two years ago, there’s been a push...
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Coffee Break with Principal Sharif El-Mekki

Sharif El-Mekki didn’t come to a career in education right away, but the families in his boyhood Philadelphia neighborhood sure are glad he found his way there. As the principal of a Mastery charter school serving the West Philadelphia neighborhood...
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What’s the measure of a good school?

What makes a good school? That seemingly simple question is going through the education policy ringer right now. And the answer (not surprisingly if you’ve ever been on the business end of that particular ringer) is anything but simple. The...
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A Coffee Break with Mapleton’s Charlotte Cianicio, on on the power of unified vision, cutting-edge school choice, and community trust

Originally published at On the northern edge of Denver sits a cutting-edge school district that has made remarkable progress over the past decade in serving primarily low-income families. Charlotte Ciancio has been the superintendent of Mapleton Public Schools since 2001, and she’s...
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5 reasons to pay attention to an actual education-focused election this November

For those of us who thought that the political conventions might bring to the presidential campaign a modicum of calm, rational discourse about the policies our country, particularly its schools, needs to move forward, it’s been disappointing to instead get…a...
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Millions of philanthropic dollars for cash-strapped public schools. Who could be against that?

A story in yesterday’s Los Angeles Times has this headline: “Group vows to rescue L.A. students one good school at a time.” It goes on to detail the official launch of Great Public Schools Now, a new movement that will...
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Calling out Colorado’s attempt at ‘sleight of hand’ on school accountability

The Washington DC-based Civil and Human Rights Coalition yesterday issued a blistering statement about the Colorado Department of Education’s proposed changes to its performance ratings for schools. “Colorado’s proposal isn’t a plan for accountability,” Wade Henderson, the Coalition’s president, said....
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