Louise Derman-Sparks

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Faculty Emeritus, Pacific Oaks College

Pasadena, California

Louise Derman-Sparks was a founding teacher in the Perry Preschool Program, nationally and internationally known for her work in early childhood education. Louise is faculty emeritus of Pacific Oaks College and an author, teacher and consultant on anti-bias education with children and adults.

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Posted June 7, 2018

Effective Early Education Requires Effective and Empowered Early Educators

Effective early childhood education paves the way for school success and better life chances. This is a well-researched fact. Yet,…

By Louise Derman-Sparks, Evelyn K. Moore

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Posted Apr. 19, 2021

We Can’t Protect Our Students From Racism, But We Can Prepare Them to Combat and Reject It

On January 6, when an angry mob stormed the Capitol, I was in the middle of teaching my 7th grade English language arts students about…

By Travon Jefferson

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Posted Apr. 16, 2021

The Pandemic Is Exactly Why We Need Standardized Testing

In the next few weeks, nearly all school districts in the U.S. will offer at least some in-person instruction. The worst of the pandemic school…

By Evan Stone

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Posted Apr. 13, 2021

Meet Two Teachers Learning to Center Their Students’ Identities Without Losing Sight of Their Own

Lindsay Singer and Ashley McCall are both third grade teachers at Cesar Chavez Multicultural Academic Center in Chicago. Lindsay teaches mathematics and inquiry. And Ashley…

By Ikhlas Saleem

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