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Little Room for Growth

By Jonathon Medeiros

Twice in the past few weeks, NPR’s Education page has featured articles examining the reasons that some teachers leave or…

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Economic Mobility: Our OS is Ready for an Update

By Emma Fisher

In order for the United States to enable widespread economic opportunity and mobility, it needs to create a transparent and…

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Impacting Education Policy As A Hope Street Group National Teacher Fellow

By Tammie Schrader

Becoming a Hope Street Group National Teacher Fellow was as impactful to my leadership journey as obtaining National Board certification….

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Common Core, Standardized Tests, and Great Leaders … Oh My!

By Kristina Macbury

Pennsylvania’s own Punxsutawney Phil may have seen his shadow postponing spring weather this past February, but his shadow has no…

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Working with STEMconnector and Others to Advance a Jobs-Driven Economy

By Maureena Thompson

In this new era of rapid technological advancement and a swiftly changing jobs landscape, it is more important than ever…

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Students First in the Age of Accountability: What Teachers Can Learn from Dean Smith

By Allison Hunt

The death of former basketball coach Dean Smith has lessons for us as teachers. A common theme has emerged in…

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#CrossSectorLearning: Working to Live vs. Living to Work

By Chimdi Ihezie

To kick off 2015, Hope Street Group hosted a Twitter chat using the hashtag#CrossSectorLearning and invited members of our network…

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Career Pathways in Education … A One-lane Dirt Road

By Brian Bishop

Careers are a funny thing. My grandfather once told me that if you find the thing you love to do…

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What I Am: A Teacher

By Jonathan Gillentine

Today is my sixtieth birthday. In Chinese tradition, I am told, a person reaching this age begins life anew, starting…

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Inspiring the Teachers of Tomorrow

By Michelle Fujie

One of my most profound written assignments happened when I was in elementary school. I remember it because it happened…

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