For Tom Boasberg the Purpose of School Choice is to Drive Greater Equity for Kids in Denver’s Highest-needs Communities

This post was originally published by Emmeline Zhao from The 74 in partnership with Chiefs for Change to recognize National School Choice Week. In addition to speaking with Denver Public Schools Superintendent Tom Boasberg, Zhao, also conducted exclusive interviews with Pedro Martinez, superintendent of San Antonio Independent School District, and Lewis Ferebee, superintendent of Indianapolis Public Schools. Since Tom Boasberg was appointed to lead…

Three questions to help you find the right school during National School Choice Week

We’re celebrating National School Choice Week in Colorado! There are more than 500 events across the state from Jan. 21-27 to help families learn about school options for the 2018-19 school year. Whether you’re looking for a traditional district-run school, public charter school, magnet school, online school or even homeschool, you get to choose the best learning environment for your…

I spent MLK Weekend differently than some, but it was special nonetheless

On the third Monday of the year our country comes together to pause and honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Thousands brave the winter elements to walk in marades, visit his monuments and reflect on “the dream.” Others commemorate the day by volunteering—challenging themselves to answer what King deemed life’s most persistent and urgent question:…

The Real World for Black Parents, Teachers and Students in America

This is the true story of 40 strangers picked to meet in a park, talk together and have their conversations taped, to find out what happens when people stop being polite and start getting real… on education. Okay, so this isn’t an episode of The Real World, and the MTV series that sparked a reality television revolution probably isn’t recording…

I may be a student, but I know about the achievement gap

Have you ever heard of the achievement gap? Many minority students such as African-Americans, Hispanics, and Native Americans usually fall lower in test scores and grades compared to their white and Asian counterparts. Every column, blog, or article that I’ve read on this topic has information that has never come from a African-American, let alone an African-American male teen standpoint.…