Dayna Burke

Guest Blogger

Teacher, Sahuarita Unified School District

Sahuarita, Arizona

Dayna Burke is a 2014 Teacher of the Year Ambassador for Excellence for the Arizona Educational Foundation. Burke teaches first grade at Sahuarita Primary School in the Sahuarita Unified School District.

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Posted Feb. 29, 2016

Hey, New Teacher, We Want to Help You #TeachStrong

I see you, New Teacher. I see you scurry through the door each morning, loaded down like a pack mule…

By Dayna Burke

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Posted Dec. 28, 2015

How This Arizona Teacher Is Building a Solid Foundation of Understanding for Her Students

The shift from Arizona’s former content standards to the Arizona College and Career Ready Standards has been an exciting journey…

By Dayna Burke

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Posted Jan. 20, 2021

Amanda Gorman Is Climbing That Hill. Now if Only The Rest of Us Would Join Her.

Today at President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris’s inauguration, Amanda Gorman stole the show. Lady Gaga? J-Lo? Garth Brooks? No contest. This 22-year-old…

By Laura Waters

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Posted Jan. 20, 2021

I Don’t Know if Biden Can Heal This Nation, But a House Divided Cannot Stand

November 2016, I walked into my school building to students blocking their peers from coming through my classroom door. They said, “We’re building a wall,…

By Kelisa Wing

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Posted Jan. 13, 2021

As Grown-Ups Argue Over Reopening Schools, Chicago’s Kids Lose

Chicago Public Schools students are back in school.  Well, some of them are. It’s complicated, and getting messier by the minute.  WBEZ Chicago has more…

By Rob Samuelson

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