Allie Donahue

Guest Blogger

Teacher, Playwright

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Allie Donahue worked as a high school English teacher for English-language learners at a public school in Providence, Rhode Island through Teach For America. An essay about Allie’s first year teaching was published in the July 2019 issue of English Journal.

She is a 2016 graduate of Whitman College and has published in “The Oregonian” and Portland’s alternative newspaper, “Willamette Week.” Her play, “Ranger,” was performed in New York by “Love Creek Productions” in 2017. Allie is currently pursuing a master’s degree in dramatic writing at Carnegie Mellon University.

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Posted Aug. 21, 2019

It’s OK, You Can Teach For America

In 2013, Sandra Korn, then a senior at Harvard and a contributor to the student newspaper The Crimson, wrote an…

By Allie Donahue

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Posted Sep. 16, 2019

I Hate to Inform You, but Not Everyone Is Above Average in Wobegon

Wherever you live, there is a high probability that Minnesota is low-key superior to your state.  We are the safest state in America, we have…

By Chris Stewart

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Posted Sep. 19, 2019

Black and Brown Students Can Learn, But You Have to Want to Teach Them

We complain about what’s wrong with the public education system all the time. Admittedly, I’m probably on the long list of tough critics.  Some of…

By Tanesha Peeples

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Posted Sep. 17, 2019

Teachers, If You Want a Say in What Happens at Your School, You Have to Speak Out

Welcome to a new school year! Amidst the busyness of planning and preparing, remember to take a step back and reflect on how you want…

By Mary Conroy Almada

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