Malene Lawrence

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Parent

San Antonio, Texas

Malene Lawrence is a native New Yorker who taught for 15 years in traditional, charter and private schools in New York City and upstate New York. She is now living in San Antonio, Texas, with her husband, a principal, and raising two sons who attend different charter schools.

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Posted June 16, 2015

A Complete Response to the Washington Post

I recently wrote a letter to the editor at The Washington Post about a recent article that I felt unfairly…

By Malene Lawrence

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Posted May 8, 2015

Giving Our Teachers First-Class Treatment All Year Long

Every year, during the first week in May, we take some time to honor the men and women who give…

By Malene Lawrence

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Posted Apr. 30, 2015

Success Academy’s Secret Sauce

As a proud New York City educator who has taught in traditional public elementary schools, public charters and private schools,…

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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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