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How to save the class of 2020

Abra McAndrew, 2019-2020 Fellow. This piece was first published on The Hill. “Thanks to a virtual commencement season, members of the Class of 2020 wondering “Now what?” could use some of their new found free time to benefit from the advice of all sorts of successful people. “ […]

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Tucson sixth-grader: The pros and cons of learning from home

Zachary Crimmins, 2020. This piece was originally posted in the Arizona Daily Star. “As a sixth-grader who has been participating in school from home for over six weeks, I have figured out that some things about it are good and others aren’t so good. We can definitely learn from this and use our experiences to […]

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Tucson teacher: Re-imagining schools in the wake of COVID-19

Heather Mace, 2019-2020 Fellow. This piece was first published in the Arizona Daily Star. “Since the outbreak of COVID-19 forced Arizona schools to close their doors in March, I’ve heard many folks lament that schools as we know them will “never be the same.” When we eventually return to classrooms in August — or perhaps […]

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Teacher performance pay based on unrealistic metrics

Michelle Renzetti, 2019-2020 Fellow. This piece was first published in Arizona Daily Star. “Last week the Invest in Ed movement announced a 2020 ballot initiative that would raise funds for Arizona schools. Along with new funds, we also need to rethink money already allotted for teacher performance pay.” […]

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