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Luck Isn’t a Solution for Our Students

Parenting is defined as, “the raising of a child by its parents.” I read this to mean both parents working…

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Posted Jan. 29, 2016

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Attending a good school in this country is a luxury, and that is wrong. I wasn’t one of the lucky…

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Posted July 23, 2015

As a Student, Here’s What I Think Makes a Good Teacher

When dealing with students who come from complex situations at home and contend with racial discrimination looming behind every door,…

By Dashaun Robinson

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Posted Apr. 14, 2015

I Was Almost a Dropout, Now I’m a College Freshman: Why Belief Matters

How much power does a school community have to motivate its students? In my case, that community had so much…

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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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