Monthly Archives: February 2015

Net Neutrality: A Lesson in Equity?

Aside from everyone talking about what color this dress is, much of the buzz this week has been devoted to the concept of internet neutrality (or net neutrality, as it’s been dubbed). And no, that doesn’t mean that internet sources … Continue reading

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The Verdict is In: Teaching is Hard Work

The past two years have seen a decline in interest in teacher preparation programs and alternate certification pathways like Teach for America (TFA). Teach for America has been attracting the nation’s top college graduates to teach for two years in underserved … Continue reading

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It Takes a Village: College Persistence for Urban Kids

When I was in High School, I remember there being one college counselor for our entire school (not just my class). I recall no more than two or three meetings with her before I settled on my exceedingly long list … Continue reading

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Oklahomans Need College Access Too

Last week I wrote about the transition taking place in schools across the country to the Common Core Learning Standards. The transition has been a tough one for many reasons; investment from all of a state’s key stakeholders can be a … Continue reading

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Words of Wisdom from Oscar Night 2015

If you’re like me, you’re a little groggy this morning after waiting up past midnight last night to see which of the pictures you had not even seen would take home the Oscar. Many of us stay glued to our … Continue reading

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Common Core Standards are Hard. So is College.

If you have had any role in education over the past few years, then you’ve heard about the national implementation of a new set of learning standards: the Common Core. The development and adoption of the Common Core Learning Standards (CCLS) … Continue reading

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No Excuse for Racism Toward Kids

Families and students of American Horse School in Rapid City, South Dakota were outraged to learn of an unusually cruel display of racism toward some of its students at a Rapid City Rush hockey game a few weeks ago. The … Continue reading

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