Heather Buskirk

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Teacher/Instructional Methods Advisor

Albany, New York

Heather Buskirk is an instructional methods advisor at K12 and a National Board-certified teacher with years of experience designing project-based learning. Buskirk was an integral part of designing and teaching at HFM PTECH, a project-based learning and career-focused, early college high school in New York. She earned a bachelor’s degree in astronomy and physics and her master’s in teaching with a physics certification from the University of Virginia.

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Posted Jan. 30, 2020

Project-Based Learning Can Show Students That What They Study Matters in the ‘Real World’

Both formal research and experience suggest that when students have fun, they are more likely to be engaged and retain…

By Heather Buskirk

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Posted July 10, 2020

Black Lives Don’t Matter to Trump and DeVos. That’s Why They’re in a Hurry to Send Our Kids Back to School.

A few weeks ago, I watched my good friend’s nephew jump and tussle around on a trampoline with his friends at his eighth birthday party.…

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Posted July 8, 2020

Donald Trump Will Never Give Us the Smart, Nuanced Conversation We Need About Going Back to School

As COVID-19 wreaked havoc on the end of the 2019-2020 school year, parents and politicians nationwide sang the praises of teachers across the country—and it…

By Lindsey Jensen

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Posted July 8, 2020

Black Girls Need Police-Free Schools

We are at a precipice. Advocates and school leaders in nearly 100 districts all over the country have called for the removal of police in…

By Nia Evans, Kayla Patrick

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