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The Hope Street Group blog is written by our board, stakeholders and staff and covers a wide range of topics related to economic vitality and widespread prosperity for all Americans.

It’s Right Under Your Nose …

Posted by Dan Cruce on 10/31/14

Let me start with a very simple statement: we overcomplicate K-12 education. We build bureaucracies, systems, technology, rewards, consequences, for-profits, nonprofits, etc.

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Keeping Young Teachers in the Classroom

Posted by Leslie Toy on 10/27/14

I teach 8th grade and I am 24. When I started in the classroom two years ago, I was not even a decade older than my students. Responses to new, young teachers can be mildly amusing, like when field trip docents ask where the teacher is when I am standing four feet away from them.

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Geography is NOT Destiny: Charter Schools and Choice

Posted by Brandy Price on 10/20/14

Elana’s mom drives past four different schools to get to ours. “It’s a lot of driving,” she says, “but Elana has a home here.” It has not been an easy journey.

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Rethinking Professional Development

Posted by Sharon Look on 10/13/14

 

I am cold. Someone is speaking in the front of the room. The PowerPoint presentation lights up the dimmed room like a nightlight in a darkened hallway. I wonder why hotel ballrooms are always so arctically cold.

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Helping Culinary Students Reach Their Utmost Potential

Posted by Kip Poole on 09/23/14

“Come on, Chef Poole, you know I can’t afford to go to college.”

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