How do you define a good school? Chicago schools are leading the country in academic gains, but they're still a half-grade behind the national averages. Today we're talking about what these improvements mean to parents when they envision sending their kids to those schools. Let's talk about real parent expectations and what a "good school" looks like in their eyes.
The Baltimore Sun recently reported another year of population loss for Baltimore. The city now nears a 100-year low according to the US Census. Looking at the numbers, one contributor, David Placher, wrote that it “didn’t take an investigator” to find a cause. He described the atrocious crime rates and the crumbling public school systems. What have other cities struggling with population loss done to combat this issue? Find out more...
A little over a week ago, Linda Brown Thompson, of the historic Brown v. Board case, passed away. Today we honor her life and join others in the education world celebrating her legacy. As we reflect on the blog, we take a look at her own words about this monumental case and her father's concern for his child to have to live with the stigma of not having a choice.
Last week, Chalkbeat claimed school choice is accelerating gentrification. Gentrification is commonly considered a negative term. So, what does this mean and what does it have to do with school choice? Lots of our readers were curious about our response to this conversation, and here it is. Keep reading to learn more.
How are voters feeling about school choice? Read on to get a sense of the national feelings surrounding school choice.
The television show Daniel Tiger teaches kids important lessons, but there's a sad truth to face when we visit the "neighborhood of make-believe." Today, we take a look in the mirror and discuss the condition of American neighborhoods, how they affect the future of our children, and what we can do about it. Read on to learn more!
Contrary to common thought, new findings from the UCLA Civil Rights Project assert gentrification is an opportunity for integration. Both gentrification and school choice are sometimes blamed for making segregation issues worse. But this research out of D.C. shows there is potential for neighborhood revitalization that breeds opportunity for all without displacement or segregation.
The Academy Awards air this Sunday, March 4th, highlighting fabulous movies from 2018. I have some movies I'm really cheering for this year. What about you? What makes a movie great? And how in the world does that relate to education?
Yesterday, we celebrated presidents, people who have shaped our country in powerful ways. They not only fill the role of head of state and commander in chief, but they have also commonly been fathers, burdened with the typical worries of an American parent. And concerns about their children’s education do not vanish when elected and settled into the White House.
Who teaches tolerance the best? What schools have the fewest bullies? How can we best support our children's growth into good citizens? Maybe the answer is supporting each other... Click to read more.