Month: January 2018

We Need a Place to Start Teaching Kids About Sexual Content. And School Can Be It.

Maureen Kelleher Senior Writer & Editor, Education Post I will tell you that when I read about Aziz Ansari’s “date” gone wrong, my first thought was, “This woman needs to learn how to say a clear, verbal no and leave the situation.” I REMEMBERED WHEN I DIDN’T KNOW HOW TO SAY NO, EITHER.And then I remembered when I didn’t know how to…

Edtrust Midwest Shares Thoughts on MLK Day and MI Revenue Estimates

  By Brian Gutman, Edtrust Midwest Revenue Estimates Show Need for Targeted Investments Officials from the State Treasurer’s office and the House and Senate fiscal agencies came together last week to update projections of state revenue. These numbers will be used to set spending levels for the state budget, which will be announced next month. The good news is that the…

Better Choices…….For K12 Education

By Peter Cunningham, Executive Director Education Post From all corners, comes the push for educational justice: “One Voice warrior” Ashe Jones, parent ShaRhonda Knott-Dawson, personalized learning pioneer Phyllis Lockett, Seattle parent Matt Halvorson, businessman Jeff Bezos, Memphis education advocate Mendell Grinter, and a gathering of Delaware parents. The fight continues in the courts of Michigan and Minnesota. Latino parents are pressuring the new governor of New Jersey. The New York Times is…

His Words…….As We Honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

By Peter Cunningham, Executive Director Education Post In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., we celebrate Black voices for better education like these parents, teachers and students in Chicago, and hundreds more we’ve published over the years. We salute our friends at Education Leaders of Color who continue to challenge profound inequities in education. And we give you Dr. King’s own words about education’s purpose, written when he was a…

The Grace Behind The King!

  Martin Luther King Jr. was brilliant. His actions allowed him to capture audiences and move even the hardest of hearts. He sat in rooms with his enemies and shared his passion in a way that caused his hearers to never doubt that he was still for his people. His words, prolific yet prophetic, told of days that would follow…

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