Archive for the ‘EdVoices’ Category

Closing the Education Gap by Helping Kids Love Learning

As I’ve advanced through life, and seen my child, my grandchild, and my students advance in theirs, I have realized […]

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Why School Was the Last Place I Wanted to Be After Being Stopped by a Cop

A few weeks ago, I was stopped by a cop while walking to school. I was taking my usual route […]

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3 Steps for a Better Education Conversation

As an experienced educator, an advocate, a parent, a grandparent, and a former public school student myself, I have seen […]

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Student Voice: Making Good Students and Citizens Through Community Involvement

This post is the second in a series from students calling for more community engagement opportunities in the classroom. You […]

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The Lesson That Took Me 12 School Open Houses to Learn

I still remember my and my son’s first open house. All those crayons, his new backpack, all the excitement from […]

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Connecting Students with Community: My Story & Call to Action

This post is the first in a series from students calling for more community engagement opportunities in the classroom. My […]

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What Broadband Infrastructure’s Got to Do with Educational Equity

In conversations about opportunity gaps, I very rarely hear about one tool that has become increasingly critical to student success, […]

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Getting Ready for College? Here are a Few Things to Expect

From the beginning of orientation, I knew college was going to be very different from high school. Once classes started, […]

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Is School Integration About Helping Kids of Color Learn or Propping Up Whiteness?

Running in education and activist circles, I often hear white progressives say that integration is the key to closing the […]

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6 Tips to Help You Advocate for Your Child’s Education

As a parent, one of the biggest lessons I’ve learned is how hard, and important, it is to advocate for […]

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True Life: Teacher Prep Didn’t Prepare Me to Teach

When I’m being honest with myself, I know I had no business in front of a classroom. I had no […]

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Bullying is Complex. How We Talk About it Needs to be, Too.

There’s been a lot of talk recently about bullying, which has me thinking about how we talk, and don’t talk, […]

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An Open Letter to the Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board

Dear members of the Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board: This morning, as I watched my two oldest kiddos jump […]

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But Can They Read? Why We Should Care About Student Test Scores

I care about my students’ test scores. That sentiment is a bit taboo nowadays, especially in “progressive” and “liberal” circles, […]

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Engaging Youth and Using Alternatives to End School Pushout

Having recently graduated from high school after attending various schools across Minnesota, and interning this summer with a juvenile defense […]

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Stop Lying! Telling the Truth About School Choice

It’s back to school. An exciting yet nerve-racking time, especially for families starting out at new schools. There are few […]

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Meet the First Class of EdVoices

When we founded EdAllies, we knew that a big part of our work would be fostering a new conversation about […]

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