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 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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