Bianca Larkin

Guest Blogger

Teacher

Nashville, Tennessee

Bianca Larkin is a 2013 Vanderbilt graduate with an M.Ed. in learning, diversity and urban studies. Before returning to her hometown of Nashville, Tennessee, she taught in the Marquette Park neighborhood on the South Side of Chicago. Bianca has also worked in schools as a literacy interventionist, English language teacher, and translator for families new to the Nashville area. Presently, Bianca is a seventh-grade English language arts teacher. Bianca is charged to be a part of a collective educational initiative to close the opportunity gap for children and families of color and low income students.

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Posted Feb. 23, 2021

Oakland’s School Board Cares More About Politics Than It Does About Kids and Families

Reyna Morales lives in Oakland, California, and is the parent of two students at a high-performing charter school located in an area with a dearth…

By Reyna Morales

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Posted Feb. 22, 2021

Educators Who Consider Themselves ‘White Allies’ Are Dangerous When It Comes To Developing Anti-Racist Classrooms

“I am a white ally,” the 30 something-year-old white teacher declared emphatically in the diversity and inclusion professional development session. She snapped her fingers to…

By Sana Shaikh

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Posted Feb. 24, 2021

Meet Newark’s Own Amanda Gorman, Seventh Grade Poet Makayla Brown

A month ago, as Amanda Gorman shared her beautiful prose during President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris’ inauguration, students at KIPP Rise Academy in Newark had…

By Laura Waters

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