Suraj Gopal

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Teacher

New York City, New York

Suraj Gopal has served as a high and SPED STEM teacher, and currently teaches ninth-grade STEM special education at Hudson High School of Learning Technologies in Manhattan. He also serves as Hudson’s United Federation of Teachers delegate, and the varsity boys’ soccer coach for his school building’s very own Bayard Rustin Titans.

Suraj has also held roles at Leap New York City and Harlem Children’s Zone. He entered teaching through the New York City Teaching Fellows, and has an M.S. Ed. in teaching urban adolescents with disabilities from LIU Brooklyn, as well as a B.A. in music composition from Amherst College.

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Posted Mar. 13, 2016

A Letter From New York Teachers in Support of John King as Education Secretary

We, a group of New York-based educators, share enthusiastic support for the appointment of John B. King Jr. as secretary…

By Olinka Crusoe, Chris Fazio, Annie Gallagher, Suraj Gopal, Jemal Graham, Mike Loeb, April Rose, Pat Sprinkle, Matt Schatz, Carla Theodorou, Ashley Ward

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Posted May 11, 2017

It’s Not Just About What Happens in School, After School Matters, Too

President Trump’s “skinny budget” for the coming fiscal year is chock full of proposed cutbacks to longstanding federal programs. But one of his most surprising…

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Posted May 10, 2017

Why Poor College Kids Like Us Need to Start Asking for the Help We Need

Growing up, my parents embedded the ideology that I should be happy and grateful for what I have. My mother would say, “Aunque seamos pobres,…

By Guillermo Camarillo

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Posted May 15, 2017

Every Teacher Tried to Get Him on Track But Only This Student Knew Exactly What He Needed

During the first seven months of this school year, I struggled to find a way to motivate a ninth-grade student whom I’ll call Ameer. Ameer…

By Christopher Mah

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