Shane Phipps

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A Dirty Little Secret Adds Fuel to the Red for Ed Fire

I’ve just been given an education and my jaw is still hanging open. I’m one of the grizzled veterans on our school’s staff. It’s been more than two decades since

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Red for Ed: 5 Common Misconceptions About the Issues Facing Teachers

Indiana is the latest battleground in the Red for Ed Revolution. I’ve been covering this movement on my various platforms for the last few weeks and I have been at

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If You Want to Improve Student Test Scores, Empower Teachers and Get Out of the Way

Imagine, if you will, this scenario: You are an oncologist. It is your job to try to save the lives of patients stricken with cancer. You have a large case

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Never Forget: Glenda Ritz and the Election that Lit My Political Fire

Ten years ago, I could have never imagined that I would make a part of my living writing about politics and education. Yes, I was a teacher then, and yes,

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Shane Phipps: Students hurt by state’s cuts

My job as a columnist is to keep my readers informed about the things going on in the world of public education. Sometimes that might mean that I have to