Eric Kalenze

Guest Blogger

Educator

Minneapolis–Saint Paul, Minnesota

Eric Kalenze’s career in education has included posts in teaching, coaching, administration and consulting.

He is the author of the 2014 book “Education Is Upside-Down: Reframing Reform to Focus on the Right Problems” and ‘A Total Ed Case’, an education practice and reform blog.

He lives in Minnesota’s Twin Cities metro area with his wife, two daughters and one Puggle.

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Posted Sep. 22, 2016

Here’s the Trick to Becoming a Better Teacher on Your Own

As a high school English teacher, I was faced with a fundamental problem: Many of my kids weren’t actually reading…

By Eric Kalenze

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Posted Mar. 1, 2021

Inside the Decade-Long Plan to Recruit, Hire and Retain 9,000 Black Educators Across the Country

Across the entire United States, there aren’t nearly enough Black teachers inside classrooms.  According to the National Center for Education Statistics, less than 7% of…

By Sharif El-Mekki

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Posted Feb. 26, 2021

Want a National Effort to Combat COVID Learning Loss? Study Your Black History.

We know all too well Black and brown students in marginalized communities are now bearing the brunt of the pandemic’s effect on schools—with inadequate technology,…

By Sharif El-Mekki

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Posted Mar. 1, 2021

If Houston’s District Schools Keep Taking the Day Off, Students Will Never Catch Up

There have been some good reasons to close schools over the past year—in the early days of the pandemic, for example, or during major weather…

By Danielle Durbin

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