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 May 11, 2017

It’s Not Just About What Happens in School, After School Matters, Too

President Trump’s “skinny budget” for the coming fiscal year is chock full of proposed cutbacks to longstanding federal programs. But one of his most surprising…

By Jodi Grant

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Posted May 10, 2017

Why Poor College Kids Like Us Need to Start Asking for the Help We Need

Growing up, my parents embedded the ideology that I should be happy and grateful for what I have. My mother would say, “Aunque seamos pobres,…

By Guillermo Camarillo

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Posted May 15, 2017

Every Teacher Tried to Get Him on Track But Only This Student Knew Exactly What He Needed

During the first seven months of this school year, I struggled to find a way to motivate a ninth-grade student whom I’ll call Ameer. Ameer…

By Christopher Mah

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