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Analysis: Americans Didn’t Vote for Education in 2020. Students Are Determined to Make Sure They Do Next Time

The American K-12 school system is at a breaking point, enabled, in many ways, by misguided Trump administration policies. Now, with Congress having confirmed the outcome of the presidential election and the Senate holding a confirmation hearing for a new education secretary, new leadership at the U.S. Department of Education is on the way. Still, students across the country are organizing to ensure that the school system improvements...

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Taking students seriously disrupts our comfort and threatens our sense of authority

Nicole Williams Beechum said: We know from research that students can have more robust learning experiences when what happens in school is relevant to their lives, helps them connect to a larger purpose, and is grounded in a sense of belonging. This means that the system must be responsive to their goals, interests, and sense of self and community. If young people are not at the center of conversations about what constitutes success,...

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Celebrate International Dot Day!

The only real guideline for Dot Day is that folks read The Dot and then express themselves in any way they are inspired to, whether that means creating a dot building a dot gallery collaborating on a dot gallery with teachers/parents  animating a dot  writing a story about being brave and making your mark going on a dot photo safari to find dot shapes in our world writing a dot song doing a dot-inspired dance putting on a...