Anisha Ismail Patel

Guest Blogger

Founder, InnovusED

Chicago, Illinois

Anisha Ismail Patel is the founder and chief educational officer of InnovusED. She is a global educator on a mission to promote peaceful coexistence by nurturing understanding and respect.

Anisha is passionate about civic engagement, especially nurturing women and youth in leadership and service. She is a speaker, writer and educational social entrepreneur.

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Posted Sep. 18, 2015

It’s Time to Come to Terms With What Ahmed Means for Our Schools

As an educator, I am and always will be a public school advocate. I believe in the hard work that…

By Anisha Ismail Patel

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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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