Gina Benz

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Teacher

Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Gina Benz teaches English at Roosevelt High School in Sioux Falls. She won South Dakota’s Milken Educator Award in October 2015.

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Posted Feb. 21, 2019

I Never Wanted to Be a Teacher But Now I #LoveTeaching

Growing up, I never wanted to be a teacher. At one time I wanted to be a sports writer; at…

By Gina Benz

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Posted Oct. 12, 2021

Q&A With Paige Kowalski: Getting Transparent About Student Data

Student data. Standardized testing. Accountability. These words set off a lot of big feelings among parents, educators and policymakers — especially fear and anger. Controversies…

By Maureen Kelleher

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Posted Oct. 13, 2021

6 Ways We Can Help Reverse COVID Learning Loss for English Learners

Twenty-one months have passed since the COVID-19 pandemic was declared a national emergency. With a new school year underway, the United States (U.S.) public school system…

By Pedro Olvera

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Posted Oct. 8, 2021

Your Thanksgiving Clip Art and Crafts Might Be Microaggressions. Here’s How to Do Better.

In March, Dr. Seuss Enterprises decided to cease publication of six of the prolific writer’s works due to his demeaning caricatures of non-white ethnicities. This…

By B. Manker, Ed.D

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