Meg Freeman

Guest Blogger

Vice Principal, Jersey City Public Schools

Jersey City, New Jersey

Margaret (Meg) Freeman is dedicated to helping to close the achievement gap, spending the first seven years of her career teaching English, leading professional development, and mentoring colleagues in Jersey City, New Jersey. In 2013-2014, she was Hudson County Teacher of the Year. Meg is currently in her third year as a Vice Principal, where she supervises the Humanities and Guidance departments. She is also an America Achieves Fellow.

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Posted Feb. 4, 2016

Let’s Ditch the Meaningless Tests and Start Using Standardized Tests That Matter

Most of us breathed a sigh of relief last year when President Obama released a Testing Action Plan, calling on…

By Meg Freeman

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Posted Nov. 13, 2017

The Worst Thing About Being a Homeless Student Was the Hunger

Have you ever been so hungry that it caused you physical pain? I’m not talking the kind of hunger that sneaks up when you’ve realized…

By Lizzy Shoben

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Posted Nov. 10, 2017

Could This Teacher and Leadership Program Be Part of the ‘Secret Sauce’ for Chicago Schools?

In most urban school districts, “turnaround” is a dirty word. Turnaround schools are first identified as failing and left to languish for some time in…

By Maureen Kelleher

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Posted Nov. 13, 2017

I Didn’t Want My Students to Have to Choose Between Hunger and Making Friends

I have a weakness. I’m not good at saying no. Last summer, I was invited to attend a focus group on school breakfast at the…

By Angela Homan

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