Jose Lara

Teacher and School Board Member, El Rancho Unified School District

Los Angeles, California

Jose Lara is a social studies teacher in South Central Los Angeles and also serves on the School Board in El Rancho Unified School District located in Pico Rivera, California. He is the recipient of the inaugural Social Justice Activist Award by the National Education Association, the largest organization of educators in the country. Lara writes and advocates for social justice education with a focus on ethnic studies, undocumented students and LGBT issues in schools. He can be found on Twitter at @josedelbarrio

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Posted Apr. 16, 2018

There Are Small Things We Can Do Every Day to Make Our LGBT Students Feel Safe

The same four students hang out together in front of my classroom most mornings. One set is female and the…

By Jose Lara

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Posted July 13, 2018

Great Teachers Turn Life’s Challenges Into Lessons and Inspiration for Others

As teacher leaders, we go out and we inspire; we fight; we motivate, and we do it because we love students and believe in educators.…

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Posted July 13, 2018

If You’re Not Going to Teach Our Kids to Read, Then We’re Taking Your Ass to Court

Outrage: Kids Can’t Read, America It took the kid about 5 minutes to read one sentence. He struggled to pronounce the easiest words. I was…

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Posted July 13, 2018

My Mom Went to War to Get Me Into a School That Believes a Kid With Autism Kid Can Thrive

I have always been extremely anxious about change. Sometimes that change would lead to various levels of panic, sometimes in public. And that panic would…

By Enrique Duarte IV

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