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. 21, 2022

As #MeTooK12 Turns 4, Students Can’t Wait for Adults to Make Change

This January marks the fourth anniversary of #MeTooK12, a campaign spotlighting the widespread sexual harassment and assault millions of students experience each day. Although statistics…

By Esther Warkov

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Posted Jan. 18, 2022

Lawmakers Pay Teachers Lip Service, But from Subs to Curriculum, They Don’t Respect Us

The other day, my wife and I watched the first episode of the new sitcom Abbott Elementary.  In this episode, there’s a hilarious scene where…

By Kwame Sarfo-Mensah

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Posted Jan. 13, 2022

Explained: How to Run for Your Local School Board

School boards (in some states “school committees”) sit at the intersection of civic engagement, local politics, and community service. The school board is a team…

By Brianna Crowley

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