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Reimagining Education

A blog about pushing past the status quo in how we school our youth. Honest, data-backed, stakeholder-driven, and relentlessly committed to kids. 

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SPIRE Journalism Fellows and 9th grade Will Rogers High School students, David Sinclair and Michelle Olmedo, had the opportunity to interview Kathy Taylor, a panelist in Tulsa Debate League's upcoming event "Debating Educational Equity". The event takes place Friday, May 11 at 6:15 PM at the Lorton Performance Center and features student debaters and community leaders Ray Owens, Nancy McDonald, an...

October 15, 2017

Rightfully, community leaders and educators around the country have turned their focus and dollars to programs that support early childhood development. We have learned the architecture of the brain - the circuits and neural connections - is established in the first few years of a child’s life and reinforced as he grows older. It’s this architecture that “provides the foundation for all future lea...

August 6, 2017

I can’t lie. I was nervous about having 11 days to coach 10 kids into creating a book full of professional-grade photographs and an in-depth story profiling a significant moment in their lives.

But as I began to put together the layouts for each spread, filling in the spaces with their pictures and with the stories they’d written, I was amazed at what they were able to create.

Leah, a young mom of a...

January 13, 2017

There’s a growing divide in the United States. Not the one between political parties, though this seems to garner most of our attention lately. There’s a much more important, consequential divide in education. More and more opportunities are tied to a college degree. It’s woven into the new American Dream, a nearly ubiquitous marker of success. And in our national consciousness, the path to colleg...

January 3, 2017

Americans have a belief in our education system as a place of egalitarianism. It may be the single point within our lives where our collective “bootstrap” ideal is most noticeable - in the pressures we put on students, in the institutions and performance markers we have created, in the very way we discuss the problems of education. But our system is not fair, equal, or meritocratic.

Those rising a...

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