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Schools of Thought (the Ascend blog)

What does it mean to be “truly public”?

At Ascend, our commitment is to operate public schools. Schools that enroll all children, regardless of special needs or English language proficiency or prior struggle in school. Schools that operate on the public…

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Beyond No Excuses: a teacher’s view

When I read Steven Wilson’s blog post Beyond No Excuses: the promise of student agency, I immediately connected with his message on No Excuses schools. Having worked at one, his words caused me…

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