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Pima Community College changes lives, one student at a time

Sofia Martinez Ramos, 2015-2016 Fellow. This piece was first published by the Arizona Daily Star. "Pima Community College is invaluable to our community because it helps change lives. It is a place for growth and development…
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Yes, kids need more civics education — but they need to be taught civility at least as much

Eve Rifkin, 2017-2018 Fellow. This piece was first published by The Washington Post. "It is not a lucky coincidence that the students at my school demonstrate respect toward — and curiosity about — each other, especially…
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An invitation to kids, parents and educators to occupy our schools — with curiosity, challenge and innovation

Julie Kasper, 2016-2017 Fellow. This piece first appeared in The Hechinger Report. "The new school year is well under way in much of nation and many kids are anxious, frightened, confused and questioning. Why is it…
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Schools Should Be Safe For All

Michelle Pitot. 2016-2017 Fellow. This piece was first published in The Huffington Post. "We’re at the end of Pride Month, and across the country Pride parades have been taking place in cities large and small. Yet…
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Letter: Bring back bilingual education in Arizona

Leah Duran. 2016-2017 Fellow. This piece was first published in The Arizona Daily Star. "The school year has wound down, bringing another yearly cycle to a close. This means graduations, field trips, field days and celebrations…
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Underpaid, my colleagues and I are frequently advised to “marry a doctor or a lawyer”

Julie Kasper, 2016-2017 Fellow. This piece was first published in The Hechinger Report. "Teachers work two jobs so they can buy boats and other luxury items, Arizona’s House Majority Leader Republican John Allen said recently. This couldn’t…
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The masquerade of school choice: a parent’s story

Patricia MacCorquodale, 2016-2017 Fellow. This piece was first published in The Washington Post. "Though championed by Trump and DeVos, school choice is highly controversial around the country...."
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Qualified teachers are choosing not to teach in our schools — I am one of them

Julie Kasper, 2016-2017 Fellow. This piece was first published in The Hechinger Report. "When I left the classroom in 2014 after 14 years of teaching in the United States, it was for a variety of reasons…
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How My Son’s Charter School Experience Made Me Rethink My Work-Harder Ethic

Tricia Serio, 2015-2016 Fellow. This piece was first published by Medium. "At its convention, the Democratic Party revised its platform on K-12 education, reaffirming parent choice in educational options supported by public funds. But in making…
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Creating Community in an Online Classroom: Part 1 – Getting to Know You

Judith McDaniel (2015-2016 Fellow) with Tim Fraser-Bumatay, Daniel Herrera, and Ryan Kelly.  This piece was first published in Educational Technology & Change Journal, "Is it possible to get a “real education”..."
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