Sarah Zuckerman

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Sarah Zuckerman is a proud product of public education and public school teacher and is deeply devoted to elevating teacher voice. She is the founding executive director of Educators for Excellence’s Boston chapter, where she helps teachers drive conversations on policy.

Previously, she served as the national director of the America Achieves Fellowship for Teachers and Principals, building programs and partnerships to elevate the voices of great teachers and principals in policy conversations across 34 states.

Prior to this, Sarah was an art teacher for 10 years. While teaching, she became very interested in policy and advocacy, and served as a Teach Plus Fellow and a National America Achieves Fellow. Sarah received her M.Ed. at Harvard where she was an Urban Scholars Fellow, and she has received the Sontag Prize for Urban Education.

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Posted Feb. 2, 2017

Trump Is Wrong: Our Public Schools Are Not ‘Flush With Cash’

There were many parts of President Trump’s inaugural address that drew attention, but his description of the state of education…

By Sarah Zuckerman

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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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