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.

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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What I Learned in My Graduate Education Program

Posted by Jonathon Medeiros on 09/15/14

What I learned in my graduate education program: if you want to be a teacher, watch a teacher. Let them watch you. A lot. 

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#SupportTheCore = Supporting Our Teachers

Posted by Wendy Uptain on 08/12/14

I have had more than my share of memorable moments as a kindergarten teacher, but one sticks out in particular, when I helped open a small charter school several years ago.

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