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How to save the class of 2020

Abra McAndrew, 2019-2020 Fellow. This piece was first published on The Hill. "Thanks to a virtual commencement season, members of the Class of 2020 wondering “Now what?” could use some of their new found free time…
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Tucson sixth-grader: The pros and cons of learning from home

Zachary Crimmins, 2020. This piece was originally posted in the Arizona Daily Star. "As a sixth-grader who has been participating in school from home for over six weeks, I have figured out that some things about…
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Tucson teacher: Re-imagining schools in the wake of COVID-19

Heather Mace, 2019-2020 Fellow. This piece was first published in the Arizona Daily Star. "Since the outbreak of COVID-19 forced Arizona schools to close their doors in March, I’ve heard many folks lament that schools as we…
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Teacher performance pay based on unrealistic metrics

Michelle Renzetti, 2019-2020 Fellow. This piece was first published in Arizona Daily Star. "Last week the Invest in Ed movement announced a 2020 ballot initiative that would raise funds for Arizona schools. Along with new funds, we…
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Koch Network Pushes Deceitful Textbook on Cash-Strapped Schools

Dee Maitland, 2018-2019 Fellow. This piece was first published in Truthout. "I was one of a number of community residents who reviewed the textbook, Ethics, Economy and Entrepreneurship (EE&E), proposed for use in Tucson Unified School District high schools."
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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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