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The Exceptional Children Challenge: Are You Up to It?

By Marc Walls

I have the unique experience of serving this year in two advocacy networks. The first is as a State Teacher…

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Missing Steps in Teacher Prep

By Wendy Uptain

  As we close out the year, I’d like to reflect on 2015 and give a preview of what’s to…

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A Conversation With the Rodel Foundation: Why Teacher Leadership is Instrumental for Effective Education Reform

“Teachers are essential…They are important collaborators to help set the direction—and should be treated as such and included in strategic…

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Changing the Gender Balance in Tech – What We Can Do Today

By Angie Kamath

While the efforts to get girls interested in tech and to get women enrolled in college computer science courses and…

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Connecting Markets for Social Good

By Courtney Haynes

It’s always a daunting task organizing Hope Street Group’s Annual Colloquia. This past May event was technically my sixth (which…

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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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