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Some Tips for a White Teacher ...

Feb 8, 2018 by

Tom Rademacher – I’ve been working hard at anti-racist teaching for over a decade. I’ve learned some things. I see things I...

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Kenya Bradshaw on How to Know ...

Jan 21, 2018 by

  Tanesha Peeples – I recently had a chance to talk with The New Teacher Project’s Kenya Bradshaw. We talked about which school...

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These Politicians Went From th...

Dec 31, 2017 by

Rob Samuelson – It seems like every politician has big ideas about how to fix education in America. But not all of them have...

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25 Years Ago, These Two Teache...

Dec 20, 2017 by

The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character—that is the goal...

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Teachers Are Ready to End the ...

Dec 15, 2017 by

2.6 million. That is the number of children suspended from U.S. public schools in one calendar year—2.6 million. That data, released...

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Chicago Isn’t Atlanta—Our Stud...

Nov 3, 2017 by

Maureen Kelleher – About a year ago, Stanford researcher Sean Reardon was digging deep into a 300-million-piece database he...

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The Principal That Leads Is th...

Oct 18, 2017 by

Zachary Wright – Leadership is a word that has been bandied about so much it has lost its true essence. The proliferation of...

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All the Black Kids Are Still S...

Sep 18, 2017 by

Tanesha Peeples – I attended a predominantly Latino grammar school. We were all friends for the most part—the Black students,...

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Hundreds of Black Men in Suits...

Sep 9, 2017 by

Mike “Orie” Mosley – School is just getting started for some students. But little do they know, they’re in for a...

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Everyone Is Entitled to an Opi...

Aug 21, 2017 by

Lane Wright – Over the last year we’ve seen the NAACP come out forcefully against charter schools. We’ve seen the Trump...

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I Never Thought Gifted and Tal...

Aug 5, 2017 by

Michelle Pearson – It’s almost the end of the summer and I realize that the professional development I have been in has been...

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Recruiting and Keeping Male Ed...

Aug 3, 2017 by

Rob Samuelson – Quick: Name all of the male educators of color you had growing up. Having trouble coming up with any? You’re...

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Parents, Educators and Communi...

Jul 25, 2017 by

Michael Vaughn – “All over the country, dedicated educators of color are leading charter schools that cultivate the minds of...

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Don’t Be Fooled, There A...

Jul 20, 2017 by

David McGuire – I haven’t been given the opportunity to have children of my own yet; however, as an educator, I have spoken to...

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White Teachers, Here’s How to ...

Jul 18, 2017 by

Tom Rademacher – If you haven’t read this piece by Kayla Renee Parker yet, you really should. Ms. Parker, a Black woman and...

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These Stories About Bad Princi...

Jun 30, 2017 by

Tom Rademacher – I’ve had bad principals. In fact, it’s pretty hard to find a teacher who hasn’t. The job of a principal is...

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I Never Thought I’d Be L...

Jun 26, 2017 by

Angelica Del Rio – I never thought I’d get here. I never thought I’d be legally allowed to stay in this country, be a college...

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He’s One of the Finest Educato...

Jun 10, 2017 by

Patrick Kelly – A few weeks ago, I received some of the hardest professional news I have ever received in my 12-year teaching...

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It’s Hard to Get a Teach...

Jun 1, 2017 by

Marilyn Anderson Rhames – Is it possible for a school to change the trajectory of low-income Black students’ lives while...

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You Don’t Know a School Until ...

May 25, 2017 by

Nikki Grier – As administrators, teachers, or any other sort of “expert” in education, we can often come into school...

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