Catherine Cushard

Guest Blogger

Teacher, Susick Elementary

Troy, Michigan

Catherine Cushard is an elementary school teacher at Susick Elementary in the Warren Consolidated School District in Troy, Michigan. She serves on the school improvement and district science committees, and participates in English Language Learner and English Language Arts professional development initiatives. Catherine is also a Michigan Educator Voice Fellow.

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Posted Mar. 19, 2015

My Kindergarteners Are Inspired, Not Stifled, by Common Core

It’s often said by critics that Common Core State Standards are too tough for our youngest learners, and that the…

By Catherine Cushard

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Posted Aug. 15, 2017

Everyone Is Entitled to an Opinion on Charter Schools But Parents Deserve the Final Say

Over the last year we’ve seen the NAACP come out forcefully against charter schools. We’ve seen the Trump administration support choice in ways that have…

By Lane Wright

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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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