Jessica Cuthbertson

Guest Blogger

Eight Grade Teacher, Vista PEAK Exploratory

Aurora, Colorado

Jessica Cuthbertson currently serves as a “teacherpreneur,” dividing her time evenly between teaching eighth-grade literacy at Vista PEAK Exploratory in Aurora Public Schools and supporting solutions-oriented efforts to improve Colorado’s schools with Center for Teaching Quality.

A passionate educator with 12 years’ experience, Cuthbertson is an active member and association representative for the Aurora Education Association. She also serves as a Teacher Consultant for the National Writing Project and co-captain of the Colorado Core Advocates network in partnership with SAP (Student Achievement Partners). She is happiest when teaching middle school students, reading YA fiction, or writing a blog post.

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Posted Mar. 27, 2015

Here’s What Students Want: Expect Them to Succeed

In a few short months, I will send my students off to high school. I have watched them grow academically,…

By Jessica Cuthbertson

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Posted July 21, 2017

Parents, Educators and Community Members Speak Out Against the NAACP’s Charter Moratorium

“All over the country, dedicated educators of color are leading charter schools that cultivate the minds of children too-often locked out of success in traditional public schools.”…

By Michael Vaughn

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Posted July 20, 2017

Without the Office for Civil Rights, My High School Would Have Continued to Discriminate Against Students Like Me

You may have seen the news. On July 11, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos responded to a letter written by Senator Patty Murray, which questioned the…

By Elijah Armstrong

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Posted July 20, 2017

Thought Charter and District Schools Couldn’t Work Together? Newark Has Found a Way

It’s often noted that the original vision for charter schools, championed by legendary teachers’ union leader Al Shanker and others, was that they’d be “laboratories…

By Charles Sahm

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