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 Dec. 1, 2021

When Charters Grow From Communities, They Can and Do Increase Equity

BES (Build, Excel, Sustain) started its Fellowship program 20 years ago to support school leaders with the preparation and professional development they needed to design,…

By Aasimah Navlakhi

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Posted Dec. 1, 2021

The Gifted and Talented Debates Aren’t About Rigor, They’re About Access

An interesting, complicated, and rather polarizing trend is going around in American education, and it has to do with special admission schools and the designation…

By Zachary Wright 

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Posted Nov. 30, 2021

Principals Must Be Hope Dealers In Schools and Communities

During a recent conversation, Murleen Coakley, principal of Greenfield Union in the Detroit Public Schools Community District, reminded me how much being a great principal…

By Robert Simmons

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