This Dad and Pastor Has Advice and Calming Words for Overwhelmed Parents

Parents across America are overwhelmed by the uncertainty around their children's education this fall. Many already know that their children will be,...

12 Tips for Parents Bracing for Online Classes (Again) This Fall

As a parent of a 6-year-old and a 12-year-old, a long-time homeschooler, and a professional online teacher, I have experience on both...

If You Want Justice, Teach Kids How to Read

In 1990, I was a brand-new teacher in an unusual environment: a Chicago alternative high school where teens and young adults could...

Districts Should Partner With Experienced Online Learning Providers and Save Us From a Train Wreck of a School Year

Last March, when so much of our lives moved from in-person work and learning to digital spaces, one group of students and...

When Home Is Not Safe, Why Some Children Need a Brick and Mortar School

The most terrifying and dangerous experiences I had as a child were at home.  I am not alone.  My mother battled demons, and...

Even During a Crisis, Every Child Deserves Access to a Quality Education

The debate over whether kids should go back to school this fall has, unfortunately, become heavily partisan. Many have criticized the Trump...