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…

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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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