Anthony Hernandez

Guest Blogger

Teacher, Global Academy

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Anthony Hernandez is an elementary school teacher in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He currently teaches third grade and serves as a school board member at Global Academy, a K-8 International Baccalaureate charter school, which is consistently ranked as one of Minnesota’s highest performing low-income schools.

Prior to Global, he taught first and second grade at KIPP DC Lead Academy where he trained through the Capital Teaching Residency. An active member of Educators 4 Excellence, a national teacher led advocacy organization, in the fall of 2014 he co-wrote a policy paper on teacher diversity, met with state legislators in Saint Paul, and has written several opinion pieces in the Twin Cities about teacher diversity, equity, and licensure.

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Posted Oct. 19, 2016

Teachers, Don’t Miss This. Here’s How You Can Tell Your State How to Judge Your Classroom.

As a teacher who is part of Minnesota’s working group for how the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) will be…

By Anthony Hernandez

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Posted Jan. 10, 2019

Showing Up and Doing Well in School Should Lead to Better Opportunity But It’s Not Always True

Low-income and minority students are not being challenged nearly as much as their White peers in high school, according to a new study produced by…

By Kate Hardiman

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Posted Jan. 7, 2019

XQ’s 19th Super School Is an Oakland Diverse-by-Design Charter High School Founded by a Local Teacher

Today, Latitude High School becomes the 19th XQ Super School, and receives a five-year, $10 million grant to further its innovative work deepening students’ connections…

By Maureen Kelleher

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Posted Jan. 8, 2019

My Student Asked Me If I Was Racist So I Told the Truth and Said Yes

“Mr. Wright, are you racist?” My West Philadelphia classroom, which had been filled with the sounds of shuffling papers, squeaking chairs, and the quintessential high-paced…

By Zachary Wright 

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