Archive for the Education Policy Category

Worth a Listen: Education Stories to Watch in 2017

Worth a Listen: Education Stories to Watch in 2017

Today NPR’s Claudio Sanchez made 5 predictions about education in the US for 2017. Increased emphasis on school choice, voucher programs, charter school expansion are all likely under the incoming administration. As are cuts to early childhood education. Tensions between teachers union and government officials could also

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Engage your Congregation: Equity Literacy

This week we had the opportunity to catch a great interview with education professor and equity advocate Paul Gorski on the Visions of Education Podcast. The topic? Equity literacy. If you or your congregation is wondering what we mean when we talk about ‘education equity’ or ‘education

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Where is the political will for public ed?

“Maybe we need a teacher to run for president.” So said Professor Linda Darling-Hammond of Stanford University during a campus event on how to address education inequity. (To read more about it, CLICK HERE.) We say, Amen! A new study published last week by Stanford’s Graduate School of Education reports

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Bear one another’s burdens…

“Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.” Galatians 6:2 Stand with Detroit Public Schools As AOC prepares to be immersed in Trinity Institute 2016: Listen for Change – Sacred Conversations for Racial Justice, happening this weekend, we are holding the Detroit Public Schools

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Quality Counts 2016: EdWeek’s State Report Cards Map

Quality Counts 2016: EdWeek's State Report Cards Map

Every year Education Week publishes Quality Counts a report card of how well – or poorly – the nation’s 50 states educate their K-12 students. The map they publish shows in stark detail that American students have vastly different prospects for successful life outcomes, depending on where they are

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Every Student, Every Day

Every Student, Every Day

“There should be no barriers when it comes to providing young people with a quality education.” Broderick Johnson, White House Cabinet Secretary and Chair of the My Brother’s Keeper Task Force We couldn’t agree with that statement more. Last week the Obama Administration launched Every Student, Every

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Seperate and Unequal: Why Poor Districts Need More Funding

Seperate and Unequal: Why Poor Districts Need More Funding

Do rich districts in your state get more money per pupil than poor ones? A recent article in the Washington Post says in 23 states the answer to that question is Yes. In 23 states, per pupil local and state education spending is higher in rich school

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