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The Moment: Teacher Firing Edition

On the debut edition of The Moment, Editor RiShawn Biddle discusses the Thomas B. Fordham Institute’s new report on teacher dismissals and explains the underlying reasons why it is so…

On the debut edition of The Moment, Editor RiShawn Biddle discusses the Thomas B. Fordham Institute’s new report on teacher dismissals and explains the underlying reasons why it is so hard for districts to get rid of laggard and criminally abusive teachers.

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Best: Keep Black Men Alive

On the two year anniversary of the murder of Michael Brown by a now-former Ferguson, Mo., police officer that led to the emergence of the Black Lives Matter movement, this…

On the two year anniversary of the murder of Michael Brown by a now-former Ferguson, Mo., police officer that led to the emergence of the Black Lives Matter movement, this rebroadcast of the Dropout Nation Podcast, explains how Black America and reformers should use this strategy as a step toward addressing the education crisis for young black men.

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The Conversation: NAACP’s War Against Charters

On this edition of the Conversation at Dropout Nation, RiShawn Biddle chats with Capital Prep’s Dr. Steve Perry on the old-school civil rights group’s recent call to end the expansion…

On this edition of the Conversation at Dropout Nation, RiShawn Biddle chats with Capital Prep’s Dr. Steve Perry on the old-school civil rights group’s recent call to end the expansion of charter schools and school choice. By doing the bidding of the National Education Association and the American Federation of Teachers, which have poured $380,500 into NAACP over the past five years, it is no longer representing the interests of black families who demand high-quality education for the children they love.

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On the Road: Reforming School Discipline

On this episode of On the Road, RiShawn Biddle joins Steven Evangelista of Harlem Link Charter School, Shawn Hardnett of NewSchools Venture Fund, University of Pennsylvania’s Matthew Steinberg, and Mastery…

On this episode of On the Road, RiShawn Biddle joins Steven Evangelista of Harlem Link Charter School, Shawn Hardnett of NewSchools Venture Fund, University of Pennsylvania’s Matthew Steinberg, and Mastery Charter School’s Scott Gordon in a discussion at NewSchools’ annual conference on the overuse of out-of-school suspensions and other harsh school discipline.

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On the Road: Organizing for Transforming Public Education

On this episode of On the Road, RiShawn Biddle joins Black Lives Matter activist DeRay McKesson, Parent Power activist Milagros Barsallo of RISE Colorado, Zeke Berzoff-Cohen of Baltimore student activist…

On this episode of On the Road, RiShawn Biddle joins Black Lives Matter activist DeRay McKesson, Parent Power activist Milagros Barsallo of RISE Colorado, Zeke Berzoff-Cohen of Baltimore student activist group Intersection, and Jonathan Mansoori of Leadership for Educational Equity in a discussion at Teach for America’s 25th annual summit on how reformers can use movement organizing to transform the schools and communities in which our children live.

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High Expectations Matter

On this week’s Dropout Nation Podcast, RiShawn Biddle considers the latest data from the National Assessment of Educational Progress, the assault of a 16-year-old at South Carolina’s Spring Valley High…

On this week’s Dropout Nation Podcast, RiShawn Biddle considers the latest data from the National Assessment of Educational Progress, the assault of a 16-year-old at South Carolina’s Spring Valley High by a school cop, and the defense of Success Academy’s overuse of harsh school discipline, and explains why these events show the importance of high expectations for all children.

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