Allan Bruner

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2006 Oregon State Teacher of the Year

Colton, Oregon

Allan Bruner has been a public school teacher at Colton High School for the past 27 years, where he has served as a mathematics, chemistry, physics, psychology, government, personal finance and economics teacher, as well as choir and drama director. He is a Murdock Charitable Trust “Partners in Science” Fellow and a National Board Certified Teacher.

He was named the 2006 Oregon Teacher of the Year, and currently serves on the Chalkboard Project’s Distinguish Educators Council. He has been the president of the Oregon Science Teachers Association and was an elected board member for the Oregon Education Association. He has served on numerous district, county and state science panels. He is married and has three adult daughters.

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Posted May 2, 2017

Want to Know If the New Standardized Tests Are Working? Ask the Students.

Few could deny the need for assessments in education. States use them for funding and accountability. Districts and parents use…

By Allan Bruner

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Posted Apr. 19, 2021

We Can’t Protect Our Students From Racism, But We Can Prepare Them to Combat and Reject It

On January 6, when an angry mob stormed the Capitol, I was in the middle of teaching my 7th grade English language arts students about…

By Travon Jefferson

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Posted Apr. 16, 2021

The Pandemic Is Exactly Why We Need Standardized Testing

In the next few weeks, nearly all school districts in the U.S. will offer at least some in-person instruction. The worst of the pandemic school…

By Evan Stone

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Posted Apr. 13, 2021

Meet Two Teachers Learning to Center Their Students’ Identities Without Losing Sight of Their Own

Lindsay Singer and Ashley McCall are both third grade teachers at Cesar Chavez Multicultural Academic Center in Chicago. Lindsay teaches mathematics and inquiry. And Ashley…

By Ikhlas Saleem

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