Why the Los Angeles Times Missed the Biggest Education News this Week

By Karen Wolfe. She is an LAUSD parent activist and supporter of public schools with children who currently attend district schools. According to the Los Angeles Times, there was not much to report: “Protestors Add a Little Rain to Otherwise Sunny Broad Museum Opening Day.” Not “Education Activists Rain on Eli Broad’s Parade” or even […]

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Six Education Policies A 2016 Presidential Candidate Must Embrace

  On the eve of passage of amendments to the Senate’s Every Child Achieves Act, the Rev. Dr. William Barber, a distinguished contemporary Civil Rights leader, released a powerful statement of support that gave qualified support for the law’s draft reauthorization and pointed to the work ahead. He said: But as we under-resource our public […]

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Catholic Sainthood For Junipero Serra Will Erase Native Americans All Over Again

This guest post comes from Pamela Casey Nagler, who is a teacher in California. This piece is part of a series, Why We Need Ethnic Studies. This is why we need better history courses — more ethnic studies in our high schools.   video platformvideo managementvideo solutionsvideo player   The Pope has just announced that […]

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Public Education Battles for Mexican American Studies Are A Free Speech and Intellectual Freedom Issue Too

Meet writer and professor Tony Diaz and find out why Arizona tried, and will likely fail, to ban Mexican American Studies and other Ethnic Studies classes in public schools. Diaz launched the Librotraficante (book smuggler) movement that pokes and prods the narrow-minded government officials who would really like to banish Latinos and declare their culture […]

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Guest Post: From the Court to the Courtroom: Why It’s Unconstitutional for Fort Bragg High School to Silence Mendocino’s Student-Athletes

Adam Juratovac is currently a football coach at Palo Alto high school (CA) and an attorney. He was a student-athlete, a 4-year Academic All-Conference selection from the University of Idaho, and an Arena Bowl XXIII Champion with the Spokane Shock. He is utilizing his athletic and legal background to build a support system for athletes […]

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Voices From the Classroom: “Tell me when we can begin the healing so we can begin the learning.”

Schools Los Angeles Students Deserve (SLASD)

Jose del Barrio is a teacher in a Los Angeles Unified high school. Had a student in Saturday detention today. As he worked doing his community service we had a long heart to heart. His mother left him and his older brother and yonder sister when he was 7 years old in El Salvador to […]

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“Live The Life That Was Meant For You”

Stefania Pomponi is Clever Girls Collective’s Co-Founder, President and Chief Evangelist. A respected social media thought leader and nationally recognized, award-winning blogger, she leads Clever Girls Collective’s corporate communications and PR efforts and has been instrumental in inking several key deals. Clever Girls was recently named 21st of the Top 50 Fastest Growing Companies by the […]

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Racial Justice In Schools Starts With Teacher Cultural Competency, Not “NYPD” T-Shirts

By Sabrina Stevens. She is executive director of Integrity In Education and a former teacher and now education activist. Though some may view the police as “community helpers” who “protect and serve,” members of communities of color simply do not have that luxury. Within our communities, the reality of racialized mass incarceration and a growing […]

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#educolor Calling *IN* All Anti-Racist, Anti-Sexist BATs: Your Voices and Actions Are Needed

This opinion piece is by Cynthia Liu, founder of K-12 News Network.  UPDATE 7-9-14: the person whose ugly tweet was reproduced below has apologized for his behavior and BATs co-founders insisted he do so. In addition the National BATs released the following message on Facebook (responses also at the link) following this incident: “Official BAT […]

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