Alexandra Nardo

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Guest Blogger

Teacher

Chicago, Illinois

Alexandra Nardo is an early childhood educator in Chicago Public Schools. She is a Teach For America corps member and a teacher at the Dewey School of Excellence. Alexandra holds a bachelor’s in political science and public affairs from Ohio State University.

She has interned with the U.S. Department of Education, StudentsFirst, Senator Sherrod Brown and Teach For America.

Alexandra is originally from Conneaut, Ohio.

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Posted May 29, 2015
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Setting A Floor, Not a Ceiling: Balancing Rigor and Play

As a preschool teacher, I am constantly searching for new and innovative ways to challenge my students academically, while also…

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Posted Feb. 14, 2017
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In the Fall of 1978, I Got on a Bus From My White Neighborhood and Learned That Separate Is Not Equal

When it came time to get on the bus, some of my friends didn’t go with me. Their parents pulled them out of public school that year. Too disruptive, they said. Maybe too violent, they worried silently.…

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Posted Feb. 14, 2017
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These 5 Chicago Families Are Taking Illinois to Court and All I Can Say Is It’s About Time

Frustrated by decades of unfair funding for Chicago Public Schools (CPS), five families and CPS sued the state for racial discrimination. According to the suit,…

By Peter Cunningham

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Posted Feb. 14, 2017
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Just Listen to How People Talk About Their Favorite Teacher and You’ll See Why I #LoveTeaching

The following is an excerpt from Tom Rademacher’s book, It Won’t Be Easy: An Exceedingly Honest (and Slightly Unprofessional) Love Letter to Teaching. The book…

By Tom Rademacher

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