Allan Bruner

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2006 Oregon State Teacher of the Year

Colton, Oregon

Allan Bruner has been a public school teacher at Colton High School for the past 27 years, where he has served as a mathematics, chemistry, physics, psychology, government, personal finance and economics teacher, as well as choir and drama director. He is a Murdock Charitable Trust “Partners in Science” Fellow and a National Board Certified Teacher.

He was named the 2006 Oregon Teacher of the Year, and currently serves on the Chalkboard Project’s Distinguish Educators Council. He has been the president of the Oregon Science Teachers Association and was an elected board member for the Oregon Education Association. He has served on numerous district, county and state science panels. He is married and has three adult daughters.

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Posted May 2, 2017

Want to Know If the New Standardized Tests Are Working? Ask the Students.

Few could deny the need for assessments in education. States use them for funding and accountability. Districts and parents use…

By Allan Bruner

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Posted Dec. 15, 2017

When I Set Up My Classroom Now I Only Think About Which Bookshelf Can Stop a Bullet

BY BRETT BIGHAM, 2014 OREGON STATE TEACHER OF THE YEAR: I don’t know a teacher who has not looked at the faces of Sandy Hook and wondered, “What if?”…

By Brett Bigham

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Posted Feb. 14, 2018

Black Panther Proves That Our Kids Need More Black Superheroes, Both on the Screen and in the Classroom

I am looking forward to the premiere of “Black Panther” with the same excitement I bring to planning my birthday month. (Yes, I said month.)…

By Kenya Bradshaw

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Posted Feb. 13, 2018

I Know White Teachers Can Be Biased Against Kids of Color Because I Was

I changed schools in the middle of the first grade because my teacher was a racist. “She told you that you’re smarter than your classmate…

By Sydney Chaffee

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