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Opinion: Covid-19 Has Shown Us It is Time for a New Grading System

By: Rachael Rudi The Covid-19 pandemic has opened up the opportunity for change within the education system. From racial justice, to access to an internet connection, to whether or not homework is valid, we are witnessing a shift in how schools operate that will not fully return to “normal” once this pandemic ends. The buzzword [...]

By |2021-02-21T20:01:34-05:00February 19th, 2021|Coronavirus, COVID, COVID-19, Current Events in Education|1 Comment

Opinion: The Teacher Stories We Tell Ourselves: Let’s Assume the Best

  We (yep, all of us) are stressed.  Students are swamped with work and desperate loneliness.  Parents are at their wits’ end trying to keep their jobs, kids, and sanity afloat.  Teachers are exhausted from the literal and emotional headache of online learning. Administrators are trying to balance the needs of their staff and students [...]

Opinion: Insurrection on a Black Educator’s Soul

By Tina Starks, Instructional Coach and policy fellow with Teach Plus CA Just two weeks after the failed coup at the Capitol and added trauma on the souls of Black people, Inauguration Day 2021 symbolized the restoration of hope and possibilities for a different America than what we had experienced for the last four years. [...]

By |2021-02-21T20:03:24-05:00February 16th, 2021|Coronavirus, COVID, COVID-19, Current Events in Education|0 Comments

Today’s Homeschool Struggles Are Yesterday’s In-School Struggles

“Pa-Pa!” my kindergartener yelled out as I taught 10 feet away.  “Papa!  Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!”  I looked up to see my youngest daughter red-faced, panicked, and irritated as her eyes darted from her computer screen to me to the papers scattered around her.  “I need Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the [...]

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