Jesse Balderas

Guest Blogger

Teacher, Broadway Elementary

Los Angeles, California

Jesse Balderas teaches sixth grade at Para Los Ninos Charter School. He is in his sixth year teaching and has served as a facilitator, which involves providing personal development for other teachers.

He is a member of Educators 4 Excellence-Los Angeles and co-author of One School of Thought: Moving Toward Common Core.

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Posted Nov. 3, 2015

Let’s Protect All Kids: Keeping LGBTIQ Youth Safe

As educators, we witness very important developmental stages in our students’ lives. It is during these years when students really…

By Omar Araiza, Jesse Balderas

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Posted July 9, 2015

Unpacking Common Core in the Classroom

One day, about two years ago, a box was dropped in my classroom and a training session was scheduled to…

By Jesse Balderas

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Posted Dec. 7, 2018

Black Kids Don’t Need a Handout or a Shortcut, They Just Need Schools That Work

Outrage: Black Kids Are Dumb, Poor and Incapable of Success Do y’all remember the line from “The Color Purple,” “I’m poor, I’m Black…I may even…

By Tanesha Peeples

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Posted Dec. 6, 2018

Why We Need to Stop Thinking About Students in Terms of Strengths and Weaknesses

My son is a freshman in high school and this felt like my first report card pick up all over again. While I have access…

By LeeAndra Khan

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Posted Dec. 7, 2018

D.C.’s School Report Cards Set a New Standard for Community Engagement

As parents dropping our children off at school, many of us may wonder, will they have a good day? Will they do their best? Will…

By Mike Magee

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