Catlin Goodrow

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Teacher Development Officer for Literacy, Houston's Promise Community Schools

Houston, Texas

Catlin Goodrow is an alum of Teach For America and taught first and second grades. She has been working in teacher education and coaching since 2007. Her focus is on impacting teacher practice to create environments for children that are intellectually rigorous, culturally responsive, and critically conscious. Currently, she is doing this work as the Teacher Development Officer for Literacy at Houston’s Promise Community Schools, a part of Neighborhood Centers Inc.

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Posted Jan. 19, 2016

We Can’t Do Right by Kids If White Liberals Like Tim Wise Are Confused About Testing

There’s a lot of B.S. out there in the world about standards and standardized testing and it’s gotten to the…

By Catlin Goodrow

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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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