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A Teacher, a Superintendent, a Special Ed Director: 4 Real-life Stories About Equity in Education
Coming from a small town in the not-Philadelphia-and-not-Pittsburgh part of Pennsylvania, the idea of equity in education wasn’t top-of-mind for me when I was a high school student. Nor was the whole idea that some kids might not have the same kind of opportunities as others.
Newest Issue of The Line Opens Discourse on The Promise of Education
It is my pleasure to announce the publication of Issue 5 of The Line, in which we consider a key question: Are we delivering on the promise of education? To answer that question, we must each delve to the root of what exactly we believe the promise of education is, who it is for, and how it ought to be turned from dream to reality. And, of course, the nuanced answers to those questions are as diverse as the educators answering them. But that’s exactly why The Line exists.Continue Reading
A Vote for Educational Equity, Opportunity and Civil Discourse in Education
Mid-term elections are today, which you no doubt already know from the ceaseless coverage. Hopefully you’ve exercised your right to vote, or will later today. Any number of issues could be motivating your choices on the ballot — but, of course, near and dear to our hearts is education.
Student Liberty and Justice for All
The 4th of July brings a much-needed day for relaxation and remembrance after wrapping up another busy school year. Who isn’t ready for some sunshine, picnics and fireworks? But as we relax and remember, Independence Day gives us yet another opportunity: to reflect on the critical issue of student liberty and how it comes to life in K-12. How are we doing in pursuit of equitable education for all students? How are student liberties balanced against the rights of their communities? How is K-12 changing in the face student protests, systemic racism and illegal immigration? These are not small questions, and they present ample opportunity for civil discourse on all sides. We tackle these issues and more in Issue 3 of The Line.Continue Reading