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NPE Feature Reports
By Leonie Haimson, co-chair, Parent Coalition for Student Privacy
It is time that “teachers talk back” and let the public know what is happening in our public schools.
Dr. Yohuru Williams, Professor of History and Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Fairfield University has joined the Board of Directors of the Network for Public Education.
After careful thought and deliberation, the Network for Public Education is calling for a national Opt Out because of the harmful effects of annual high-stakes testing on children and schools. We enthusiastically support those parents who refuse to have their children take the 2016 state exams. The alleged purpose of annual testing, federally mandated since NCLB […]
John King’s history as Commissioner calls into question his ability to get that job done. As New Yorkers learned, leadership matters a lot.
In his October 7 speech as he ruminated on how his foundation shaped educational policy and practice for the past fifteen years, Bill Gates spoke of the importance of what he called “high impact” strategies. His speech contained only one acknowledgement of error on his and Melinda’s part – and it was an error of […]
Opt out has become a movement of civil disobedience and of conscience. It will continue to grow and be the eventual undoing of corporate school reform.
by Carol Burris School Closures: A National Look at a Failed Strategy Twelve community activists on the south side of Chicago are capturing national attention by putting their health on the line to save their school. It is their third week of a hunger strike designed to force Chicago’s Rahm Emanuel to keep Dyett High […]
by Carol Burris When it Comes to the Teacher Shortage, The New York Times Got it Wrong New Mexico’s Rio Rancho School District lies just north of Albuquerque. When school opened, the district was still in desperate need of teachers. Students in 33 classrooms were met by a permanent substitute who in some cases had […]