Before We Hate On All Charter Schools Here’s An Example Why They Are Not The Enemy

I never really understood the charter school vs. district school debate. My goal as a parent was to send my kids to the very best school I could find or afford (district, charter, private, you name it), and work hard to make sure they didn’t become anyone’s educational statistic. Fight mode Today, the hottest news in […]

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SoFlo Tests Scores Are On The Rise!

Broward drawing closer to making the grade; not all schools, but most. This is sweet music to my ears as a parent with incoming 3rd and 8th graders next school year. Better test grades mean less gaps between brown kids and their non-brown friends, better school grades, better property values and more peace of mind. We have collectively been […]

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Teacher-Leader Sells Out Conference in 72 Hours

I’ve always been baffled why everything surrounding the art and science of working with children feels like a second-class career. From the afterschool and camp counselor to the classroom teacher…undervalued and underpaid. To add insult to injury, they have to leave the classroom, becoming an administrator, to make the real bucks. So I’m kinda loving this […]

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Research Says…Engaging Parents and Educators Of Color Changes Things

Earlier this month, The Leadership Conference Education Fund and Anzalone Liszt Grove Research gave us updates on a poll of Black and Latino parents’ views on how America is doing in educating our kids. Very few surprises in the sentiments: still disparities and major gaps in opportunities.  The “New Educational Majority” (in other words, us), remain disappointed […]

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Focus on Kids, Not Adults, To Build 21st Century Learning: Superintendent Robert Runcie

It’s not easy to get an audience with the person holding the highest office in the school district, so when we do we take full advantage. We get the parent-insider on big ticket items from the superintendent of Broward County Public Schools, Robert Runcie. In our first conversation last month Runcie was serious about staying focused on our schools and […]

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