Jesse Balderas

Guest Blogger

Teacher, Broadway Elementary

Los Angeles, California

Jesse Balderas teaches sixth grade at Para Los Ninos Charter School. He is in his sixth year teaching and has served as a facilitator, which involves providing personal development for other teachers.

He is a member of Educators 4 Excellence-Los Angeles and co-author of One School of Thought: Moving Toward Common Core.

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Posted Nov. 3, 2015

Let’s Protect All Kids: Keeping LGBTIQ Youth Safe

As educators, we witness very important developmental stages in our students’ lives. It is during these years when students really…

By Omar Araiza, Jesse Balderas

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Posted July 9, 2015

Unpacking Common Core in the Classroom

One day, about two years ago, a box was dropped in my classroom and a training session was scheduled to…

By Jesse Balderas

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Posted June 20, 2017

Special Education Was Created to Push Students Forward But It’s Been Used to Hold Them Back

I was a special education teacher for six years in the resource and co-teaching setting. Though I could not be more proud to be an…

By Jemelleh Coes

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Posted June 14, 2017

I Always Hated Charter Schools. Until I Put My Kids on the Waitlist.

I have never been much of a proponent of charter schools. I am the proud product of traditional public education from kindergarten through 12th grade…

By Vivett Dukes

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Posted June 16, 2017

These Denver Principals Are Calling for an End to Suspensions of Young Students

In the world of education, few things are sadder or more ill-advised than suspending kids as young as 4 years old from school for behavioral…

By Sara Gips Goodall, Lindsey Lorehn, Jennifer Jackson, Jenni Reese, Alexa Mason, Alex Magaña

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