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These Are the New York City High School Students That Helped Passed a Resolution on Climate Change

As a climate science advocate, I am always surprised to meet individuals who can’t explain the difference between weather and…

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Posted Jan. 25, 2016

No More Crumbling Schools, Our Kids Need Green Schools

It’s 2016 and there are still children that are not guaranteed a healthy, environmentally-sound educational building. Despite so much progress,…

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Posted Dec. 22, 2015

How to Encourage Students to Dream and Lead Change

When I hear young people tell me stories of feeling unsupported in their schools, I think back to when I…

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Posted Nov. 18, 2015

Students Speak Out: When Racial Conflict Arises, We Can’t Choose Silence

“I am going to stand my ground, and shoot every black person I see tomorrow,” wrote one individual on Yik…

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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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