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Some words in praise of Betsy DeVos

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Editorials and commentators have been harsh in their treatment of the designation of Betsy DeVos as education secretary. A closer look.

Can removing troublemakers save urban schools?

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We comment on an op-ed in the Baltimore Sun in which a former teacher suggests taking disruptive students out of the classroom.

Trump won, now what? a Maine teacher asks

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We wonder, with a teacher from Maine, what the presidency of Donald Trump will hold for our nation's schools and students.

Student group opposes blocking transgender rule

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A student council leader in Arundel Co., Md., reminds us that transgender students are often discriminated against but have rights the same as anyone.

Kaepernick refuses to stand for National Anthem

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The Star-Spangled Banner has issues, but refusing to sing it at a football game will create a stir, whether in high school or the NFL.

A white teacher on Black Lives Matter in Baltimore

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The #BlackLivesMatter movement is a popular topic on this blog, because #BLM works for justice, and that above all else needs everyone.

On year-round schooling’s impact on summer

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One publisher in Baltimore wonders if we should have kids go to school year-round. It's worth the dialog, but it's a little complicated.

Ravitch still opposes Common Core: NYT

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The Common Core has taken root, but there are experts among educators who would rather we use something else for math & English.

Should we abolish state education departments?

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A candidate for US senator from Md. opines that we should abolish the Md. State Dept. of Ed. Let's talk.

Principals oppose opt-out, in general

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The National Association of Secondary School Principals has released a statement saying they are opposed to the opt-out movement.