Amanda Barney

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High School Teacher

Mattituck, New York

Amanda Barney is a lifelong resident of Mattituck, New York, and is a high school English teacher and New York Educator Voice Fellow with America Achieves and mother of three children.

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Posted Nov. 24, 2015

Now’s Our Chance: I’m Telling New York’s Education Chief That I Support the State’s Academic Standards

In the past four years, teachers have invested incredible amounts of time and effort into learning how to shift our…

By Amanda Barney

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Posted June 20, 2017

Special Education Was Created to Push Students Forward But It’s Been Used to Hold Them Back

I was a special education teacher for six years in the resource and co-teaching setting. Though I could not be more proud to be an…

By Jemelleh Coes

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Posted June 14, 2017

I Always Hated Charter Schools. Until I Put My Kids on the Waitlist.

I have never been much of a proponent of charter schools. I am the proud product of traditional public education from kindergarten through 12th grade…

By Vivett Dukes

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Posted June 16, 2017

These Denver Principals Are Calling for an End to Suspensions of Young Students

In the world of education, few things are sadder or more ill-advised than suspending kids as young as 4 years old from school for behavioral…

By Sara Gips Goodall, Lindsey Lorehn, Jennifer Jackson, Jenni Reese, Alexa Mason, Alex Magaña

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