PBS News Hour: “At a school with a history of social protest, this teacher is leading an opposition to ‘excessive testing’”

A couple of weeks ago, Gwen Ifill and the PBS News Hour crew flew to Seattle.  They spent one day following me and one day following the richest person who ever lived, Bill Gates, to ask us about our ideas on education reform.  I was simply shocked to hear that they would be running an …

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“This is a test”: Educating to End the School-to-Grave-Pipeline in Ferguson and Beyond

“We were at graduation, me and him, and we were talking. He said he wasn’t going to end up like some people on the streets. He was going to get an education.” --Hershel Johnson, a friend Michael Brown’s since middle school. In the wake of the police murder of the unarmed 18-year-old African American high …

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RESPECT is on the Rise: I lost my bid for SEA union president by 45 votes, but the Social Equality Educators have never been stronger!

Thanks to everyone for your support for the Social Equality Educator’s (SEE) RESPECT campaign in the recent Seattle Education Association (SEA) union election!  Our campaign generated more excitement than ever before--both inside the union and among social justice and education thought leaders who supported my run for president of the union. In the end, I came …

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Rethinking Sexism, Gender, and Sexuality: Support the publication of this new book for educators

VIDEO: Rethinking Sexism, Gender, and Sexuality Supporters of social justice education will be thrilled to learn that Rethinking Schools is currently working on a new book, Rethinking Sexism, Gender, and Sexuality. In order to put this invaluable tool in the hands of educators, we need your support. Please consider donating to this book project. From …

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Garfield High’s Jesse Hagopian named “Secondary School Teacher of the Year” By Academy of Education Arts and Sciences

Jesse Hagopian and friend Michele Bollinger (editor of "101 Changemakers"and a teacher in DC) leave the award ceremony with Jesse's two Bammys on Saturday night, September 21, in Washington DC. http://www.bammyawards.com WASHINGTON, DC – Garfield High School history teacher Jesse Hagopian was named “Secondary School Teacher of the Year” on Saturday by the Academy of Education …

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