Justin Parmenter

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Teacher

Charlotte, North Carolina

Justin Parmenter is a seventh-grade language arts teacher at Waddell Language Academy in Charlotte, North Carolina. He was named a finalist for Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools teacher of the year in 2016 and currently serves as a fellow with Hope Street Group’s North Carolina Teacher Voice Network.

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Posted Sep. 14, 2018

Here’s What Hurricane Florence Is Teaching My Kids

The other day I found myself, just like all the other teachers in my school, leading a monthly character lesson.…

By Justin Parmenter

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Posted June 5, 2017

Kids Might Be Addicted to Screens But Schools Aren’t Helping Either

Recently my school’s counseling department organized a showing of the documentary “Screenagers” to all 450 of our middle school students.…

By Justin Parmenter

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Posted Feb. 22, 2017

4 Things Every School Should Do Right Now to Help Immigrant Students

I am a seventh-grade language arts teacher at Waddell Language Academy in Charlotte, North Carolina. I’m also the proud husband of an immigrant.…

By Justin Parmenter

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Posted Feb. 26, 2021

February Is Black History Month. Periodt.

I swear I wasn’t trying to end Black History Month with white people and skinfolk that ain’t kinfolk foolery but … Yesterday my homie, Dr.…

By Tanesha Peeples

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Posted Feb. 26, 2021

Want a National Effort to Combat COVID Learning Loss? Study Your Black History.

We know all too well Black and brown students in marginalized communities are now bearing the brunt of the pandemic’s effect on schools—with inadequate technology,…

By Sharif El-Mekki

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Posted Feb. 24, 2021

Meet Newark’s Own Amanda Gorman, Seventh Grade Poet Makayla Brown

A month ago, as Amanda Gorman shared her beautiful prose during President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris’ inauguration, students at KIPP Rise Academy in Newark had…

By Laura Waters

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