Tennessee’s Toxic Politics Are Dangerous for LGBTQ Youth

In rural and small-town America, the pervasive dependency on the church to cope with limited outlets and opportunities can deter local government officials from confronting pastors who disguise Bible-bashing as sensational, yet convincing, propaganda....

For Real Change in Rural Schools, Cardona Must Do More Than Listen

Education Secretary Miguel Cardona is making strides to elevate rural education through virtual listening and learning roundtables with rural youth from across the nation. "Compared to urban schools, rural community schools have a hard...

Protesters confront Tennessee education commissioner over claims of critical race theory in curriculum

Editor’s note: This story has been updated with details provided by the state education department about Education Commissioner Penny Schwinn’s meeting Wednesday with Williamson County parents. Education Commissioner Penny Schwinn’s bus tour of summer learning...

Great Principals Are Strong Instructional Leaders First

School principals must feel a lot like circus performers. Just as a performer is expected to juggle multiple balls, bowling pins, or torches while dangling from a high wire with ease, principals must also...

Make Net Neutrality a Net Win for Students and Rural Communities

This piece originally appeared with Education Post in 2015. There is one thing we know for certain about net neutrality: it’s a quagmire of conspiracy theories, accusations and picking sides. But if we don’t figure...

We Never Learned About Black Wall Street. So, What Else Is Missing From Our Curriculum?

Did you ever learn about Black Wall Street and the Tulsa, Oklahoma Massacre? I know I did not. It was not until I was an adult. Did you learn about the Rosewood, Florida Massacre...

New Study Shows How Montana’s Teacher Shortages Are Unique

A new study shows that teacher shortages in Montana may be unique from those in other states. The study, conducted by the Institute of Education Sciences, reveals that Montana is indeed experiencing a teacher shortage....

The Emergency Broadband Benefit and How to Make Sure It Reaches Families Who Need It

What is the FCC’s Emergency Broadband Benefit program? On May 12, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) launched the Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB) program to help families pay for broadband internet access for their education and work-from-home needs...

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