Jonathon Acosta

Guest Blogger

Teacher, Blackstone Valley Prep Middle School

Central Falls, Rhode Island

Jonathon Acosta is the dean of culture at Blackstone Valley Prep Middle School. Jonathon spent two years teaching eighth-grade math and Algebra 1 honors in Miami Dade County.

In his first year of teaching 100 percent of his students were proficient on their end-of-course Algebra exam. In 2013, he taught math at Blackstone Valley Prep were his students scored highest in the state of Rhode Island.

He is a graduate of Brown University and is currently a master’s candidate.

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Posted Oct. 23, 2015

Increasing Latino Teachers Is Part of the Solution

In the United States, we need Latino teachers in the same way we need women in the engineering field—not because…

By David Upegui, Jonathon Acosta

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Posted Feb. 25, 2020

Now That Trump Is Abandoning Charter Schools, Democrats Are Free to Champion a Truly Progressive Education Platform

I could be Bernie Sanders’ daughter. After all, my parents were much like him, children of Eastern European Jewish immigrants who settled in New York…

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Posted Feb. 24, 2020

Here’s What I Told My Students After ‘Karen From Mike Bloomberg’s Campaign’ Texted Me

Last week, I received a text from “Karen from Mike Bloomberg’s campaign.” She wrote that “with so much at stake, Americans deserve a Democratic candidate…

By Ashley McCall

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Posted Feb. 21, 2020

We’re Teaching Black History Month All Wrong

News flash: We have been celebrating Black History Month all wrong.  Black History Month (originally “Negro History Week”) was started by Carter G. Woodson in…

By ShaRhonda Knott-Dawson

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