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If you would like to add your voice to Education Post, here are our submission guidelines.

Length: 400-600 words

Audience: Parents, educators, ed policy wonks and education reform advocates

Topics: A key theme on the Education Post blog is closing the belief gap that exists for Black, Brown and low-income kids. We want to end the notion that because of the circumstances of their birth, certain kids are never going to make it to college or have a successful career. Bloggers touch on this through topics such as high academic standardsaccountability for struggling schools, high-quality charter schoolseducational equitycollege accessfirst-generation students, and other challenges faced by BlackLatinoNative American and other traditionally underserved demographics.

Tone: Avoid jargon, and be conversational not formal. Put yourself into the post and make clear your standing on the issue, whether you’re writing as a parent, teacher, student or a passionate advocate. Our best posts are usually personal narratives, but don’t shy away from using a key data point or two to support the case you’re making (and don’t forget to hyperlink it).

Format: We use Google Docs to share and edit posts before publication, however if you prefer to send over a Word document that will work, just don’t send PDFs. If you have any photos to accompany the piece, please email them to us separately as attachments and make sure to send the highest resolution possible. You’re welcome to suggest a headline for your post when you send it over, but keep in mind that we often rewrite the headline and select an associated image without consulting the author. Just let us know, though, if you have any concerns about that.

Submissions should be emailed directly to blog@educationpost.org.

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Posted June 20, 2018

The Trump Administration Is Violating Everything We Know as Educators About How to Work With Families

“In the treatment of the child the world foreshadows its own future and faith. All words and all thinking lead to the child—to that vast…

By Steve Zimmerman, Shahara Jackson

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Posted June 19, 2018

Teachers Shouldn’t Have to Wait Until Summer to Get Professional Development

The end of the school year is always my favorite time. With standardized assessments finished, it’s my time to finally breathe, slow down to reflect…

By Brian Lane Stanley

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Posted June 18, 2018

School Shootings Aren’t the Only Things School Police Officers Need to Train For

In light of recent school shootings, one of the proposed solutions has been to put more school police officers in schools. In the last 30…

By Zachary Wright 

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