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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: 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 [...]

Weaponizing Equity: White Saviorism and the School Reopening Debate

Guest Writer: Kenny Ludlow Kenny has worked in public schools for the past ten years in various capacities, and spent the past six years working as a classroom teacher. She has a passion for supporting and empowering other educators and currently works as a mentor for early career teachers in the Bay Area. She has [...]

By |2021-02-16T11:12:49-05:00February 5th, 2021|COVID, COVID-19, Current Events in Education|0 Comments

Nobody Trusts Teachers…It Took a Pandemic For Us To Really Understand This

Imagine a snowy Wednesday morning in February--a scheduled remote teaching day and a day following an actual, old-school type of snow day.   Picture many of those same teachers scrambling for child care because the district in which they live closed school, but the community they teach in tells them they either report to [...]

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