Jeffrey Crapper

Guest Blogger

Teacher

Beaverton, Oregon

Jeffrey Crapper is a biology and health science Career and Technical Education (CTE) teacher at Health & Science High School (HS2) in Beaverton, Oregon. Jeffrey is a National Board Certified Teacher-Early Adolescent Science and earned the honor of 2016 Oregon High School Science Teacher of the Year. He is a PLTW Master Teacher for Biomedical Innovations.

Project Lead The Way (PLTW) is a nonprofit organization that provides a transformative learning experience for K-12 students and teachers across the U.S. PLTW empowers students to develop in-demand, transportable knowledge and skills through pathways in computer science, engineering and biomedical science. PLTW’s teacher training and resources support teachers as they engage their students in real-world learning. 11,500 elementary, middle and high schools in all 50 states and D.C. offer PLTW programs. For more information on Project Lead The Way, visit pltw.org.

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Posted Feb. 11, 2019

My Student Turned His Life Around Thanks to Hands-On Learning

When I first met Oscar, a junior at Health & Science High School in Beaverton, Oregon, he was an extremely…

By Jeffrey Crapper

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Posted Dec. 1, 2021

The Gifted and Talented Debates Aren’t About Rigor, They’re About Access

An interesting, complicated, and rather polarizing trend is going around in American education, and it has to do with special admission schools and the designation…

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Posted Nov. 30, 2021

Principals Must Be Hope Dealers In Schools and Communities

During a recent conversation, Murleen Coakley, principal of Greenfield Union in the Detroit Public Schools Community District, reminded me how much being a great principal…

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