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School Choice Has Progressive Roots

Peter Cunningham – Executive Director, Education Post Melinda Anderson looks at bias in teacher hiring. A New Mexico school leader calls out a local newspaper for setting low expectations. State Teachers of the Year and a group of fourth graders defend the right to kneel during the national anthem. In her own words, a Mexican immigrant explains how a publicly-funded scholarship saved her. Massachusetts parents share their hopes and expectations for…

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…

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…

Invest in Youth

By Mariam C. Noland When provided with great opportunities and quality resources, young people will devote energy and creativity toward addressing the challenges we are facing today and will face in the future. The Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan believes the success of this region is determined by how well we nurture and develop our children and young adults. Investing in…

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