No Parents, No Progress

Just as parents should be involved in classrooms, so should we be involved when those doors have to close. In a recent panel discussion on school choice in D.C., Robin Lake describes leaving parents out of the conversation of school choice as an “huge unnecessary liability.”  I completely agree, but her comment still left me […]

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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. Crosspost from The Capitolist. To say Arrealious Preston struggled in school would be an understatement. He came to KIPP Jacksonville as […]

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Tandoori In His Lunchbox: Culture And Education

by Talitha V. Anyabwelé, founder of the Black Girl Speaks movement, and the creator of the Raising Imhotep Consulting firm and curriculum. She advises clients in educational remedies, cultural diversity training, and conflict resolution. Apala Kapoor* was standing in the foyer. She’s a regal, statuesque woman with piercing eyes, and thick, ebony hair interlocked into […]

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Welcome Talitha Anyabwelé to Faces of Education!

Faces of Education welcomes our newest contributor–Talitha Anyabwelé!  We are excited to share her unique perspective on how education and culture are inseparably connected. Talitha V. Anyabwelé is the founder of the Black Girl Speaks movement, and the creator of the Raising Imhotep curriculum and Consulting firm where she advises clients in educational remedies, cultural diversity […]

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Suit Filed!

It’s done. Broward filed the lawsuit against Florida’s HB 7069 on Monday, 10/16. Twelve districts joined Broward in calling out the new law for unconstitutionally increasing the authority of charter “Schools of Hope,” while lowering their accountability and threatening school funding. But, supporters of HB 7069 say it’s about time low performing traditional public schools […]

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