M. Jeanette Kelleher

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Teacher

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

M. Jeanette Kelleher has been a high school English teacher for 11 years. After completing the New Jersey New Pathways to Teaching Program, she began her teaching career at Mountain Lakes High School. In 2011, she moved to Friends Central School, a Quaker school outside Philadelphia. Jeanette’s passions include poetry, diversity work, and coaching cross country. She has a BA in English from Washington College and an MA in American Literature from Montclair State University.

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Posted Feb. 28, 2018

Stop It With the Arming Teachers BS

Hi, gun advocates, teacher here. We need to talk. Stop with the arming teachers BS. Stop it. Really. There are…

By M. Jeanette Kelleher

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Posted Dec. 1, 2021

When Charters Grow From Communities, They Can and Do Increase Equity

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By Aasimah Navlakhi

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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…

By Zachary Wright 

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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…

By Robert Simmons

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