Alejandra Pernia

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Providence, Rhode Island

Alejandra Pernia is a graduating senior from Paul Cuffee High School in Providence and a big basketball fan. A native of Venezuela, Alejandra will attend the University of Rhode Island’s pharmacy program this fall as a first-generation college student.

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Posted May 28, 2015

Okay, I Admit It, They Were Right About Going to College

They all believed I should go to college. I didn’t agree. My parents and teachers were right. It took me…

By Alejandra Pernia

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Posted Aug. 22, 2017

These Two Sisters Aren’t Afraid to Get Messy If It Means Better Schools for Philadelphia’s Kids

“Don’t mess it up.” Those words rode the bus with Quibila Divine in the late 1960s and early ’70s from North Philadelphia to the predominantly…

By Tre Johnson

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Posted Aug. 15, 2017

Every Book You Teach Is a Political Choice. Make It a Step Towards Social Justice.

At NNSTOY’s (National Network of State Teachers of the Year) conference last July, civil rights educator Sharif El-Mekki delivered a moving presentation that ended with…

By Topher Kandik

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Posted Aug. 14, 2017

Sure, You Hate Trump, But Can You Tell Your Students That?

Is it OK to hate the president? Yes. Is it OK to hate the president from the front of the classroom? That’s harder. As teachers…

By Tom Rademacher

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