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August 9, 2016
First Person: Black boys in ‘book deserts’ don’t get inspiring literary experiences. Let’s do better.
I’m suggesting we take the pressure off of individual teachers and parents and focus on advocating for more literate communities.
August 8, 2016
We want to know: What does the first week of school look like for you?
Thousands of students in Tennessee’s largest school district will grab their backpacks and newly minted pencils Monday as they head into their first classes of the…
August 1, 2016
First Person: Our stopgap strategies for helping long-term English learners aren’t good enough
Too often, we simply have more adults work with our neediest students, instead of the right adults, writes Rob Gulya, a special-education teacher in the Bronx.
July 18, 2016
Hunger is a learning issue: Why it’s important for teachers to care about the minimum wage debate
First Person: I am proud to work at a school that is proactive in addressing food insecurity as an academic issue.
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July 14, 2016
First Person: My local school didn’t teach my son the way I hoped it would. To tackle segregation, we need to talk about that, too
A New York City teacher explains how differences in teaching styles help drive school segregation — and tells her own story of choosing a school for her son.
July 13, 2016
50 years ago, one report introduced Americans to the black-white achievement gap. Here’s what we’ve learned since.
A Harvard education professor explains how far we've come in answering some of the most important questions in education in the wake of the famous Coleman report.
July 12, 2016
A letter to fellow teachers: As we denounce racist police, we must not hold our tongues about racist schools
A Minnesota Teacher of the Year: We better not say “not all teachers.” Get mad at the murder and incarceration, but acknowledge that we are fueling the system.
July 12, 2016
My students deal with poverty, deportation and military moves. Here’s how I make each newcomer feel welcome.
The Denver teacher whose "I Wish My Teacher Knew" lesson went viral: We can’t control when students transition into or out of our schools. But we can be ready.
June 29, 2016
Years after co-location controversy, two principals say sharing space has made both schools better
Although some objected to Success Academy's co-location, as school leaders, we felt it was our responsibility to make the best of sharing our space.
June 23, 2016
First Person: Why I decided to come out to my second-grade students
Truly preparing our kids for success in college and beyond means preparing them to develop and maintain relationships with people who are different.
June 9, 2016
It’s not about quotas: The real story behind how two Brooklyn schools have begun to diversify
If we care about making sure New York City’s students attend schools that reflect the city’s diversity, it is important to understand how new programs are working.
December 8, 2015
Why I transformed my sixth grade science class into a coding class, and how you can too
A science teacher at Excellence Girls Charter School explains why she decided that her school needed more than a coding club.
June 2, 2015
Colorado on the right path to close "honesty gap"
We need to keep in mind the benefits of honest data from a test that will help teachers improve instruction to get students ready for their lives after high school.
May 21, 2015
Healthy relationship between governments, citizens is a must for our students to learn
Community health and safety are inexorably linked to education, especially in a time when communities are questioning the social equity of our society.
May 12, 2015
This teacher gave his students confidence to fail at math and that makes all the difference
Joe teaches second grade at Cowell Elementary in Denver, a school struggling with poverty and all the academic problems that go with it.
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