Lane Wright

Lane Wright is an editor at Education Post who is focused on telling stories that help families understand how their schools are doing, how to make them better, and how policy plays a role. He’s a former journalist and former press secretary to Florida’s governor.

Over the past six years of his career, while working in government and for education nonprofit groups like StudentsFirst and TNTP, he has specialized in breaking down complex education reform policy issues into easy-to-understand concepts.

During that time he’s interviewed teachers, students, and local school leaders. He’s spent time watching them work in the classroom and helped them raise their voices on issues they care about. He’s also helped parents advocate—in the news, and before lawmakers—for a better education for their own kids.

Lane is the father of three children who will soon be attending public school in Tallahassee, Florida, where he and his wife live.

Recent Posts by Lane Wright

I’m a Florida teacher in the era of school shootings. This is the terrifying reality of my classroom during a lockdown drill.

Originally posted on Chalkbeat by K.T. Katzmann on February 20, 2018 “Remember,” I tell the children, looking them in the eyes in the darkened classroom. “Remember to keep the scissors open. They’ll stab better that way.” My students, the target demographic for many a Disney Channel sitcom, laugh nervously at me as they try to […]

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Florida Lawmakers Say Pretending to Evaluate Teachers Is Vital to Fixing Schools

Teacher smiling with students

(Disclaimer: This is satire. To all those who think the politicians mentioned and quoted in the article below would actually admit to these realities, thank you for your faith in humanity.) Florida has a long, proud history of pretending to evaluate teachers and two Republican lawmakers, Rep. Rene Plasencia and Sen. Debbie Mayfield, say they’re […]

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Think Your School’s Preparing Your Child for College? Probably Not Like This

What’s your elementary or middle school doing to get your kid ready for college? If you said something like, “teaching them stuff,” or “I don’t know,” don’t feel bad, you’re in good company. If you said AP classes, IB programs, or dual enrollment, I’d just remind you I said, elementary and middle school, not high […]

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An Open Letter to Gwen Graham

Lane Wright is a father of three in Tallahassee, former press secretary for Governor Rick Scott, and current editor for Education Post, a national education nonprofit focused on creating better conversations around improving our schools. Another crosspost from The Capitolist. Dear Gwen Graham, Some people may think you’re out of touch, or that you fake outrage, […]

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What The Iraq War And These Jax Charter Schools Have In Common

Lane Wright is a father of three in Tallahassee, former press secretary for Governor Rick Scott, and current editor for Education Post, a national education nonprofit focused on creating better conversations around improving our schools. Reach him on Twitter @lanewrightme Crosspost from The Capitolist. To say Arrealious Preston struggled in school would be an understatement. He […]

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