Kay McSpadden

Kay McSpadden teaches high school English in York, S.C.

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Education’s newest ‘innovation’ in poor schools is just moving chairs on the Titanic

It didn’t work in Louisiana, Tennessee, or Michigan – taking local control from low-performing school districts and creating special “turnaround”...

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We’re going to lose the good teachers

When schools open this fall in Oklahoma, the 2016 Teacher of the Year won’t be there. Instead, Shawn Sheehan will...

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New teachers: Fail, make friends – and eat some cake

Now that Labor Day has come and gone, the school year is underway nationally. Many teachers are new to the...

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Minority students, white teachers: Does it matter?

This August as schools geared up for another year, the Brookings Institute published two studies that address the diversity gap...