Casie Jones

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Instructional Coach, Shelby County Department of Alternative Schools

Shelby County, Tennessee

Casie Jones is an instructional coach for the Department of Alternative Schools in Shelby County Schools and an alumna of the Teach Plus Teaching Policy Fellowship.

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Posted Mar. 11, 2015

Teacher Voice: ‘The State of Assessment’ Address

Assessment isn’t bad. Whew! I got that off my chest. And before you take a breath to agree or disagree,…

By Casie Jones

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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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