Malene Lawrence

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Parent

San Antonio, Texas

Malene Lawrence is a native New Yorker who taught for 15 years in traditional, charter and private schools in New York City and upstate New York. She is now living in San Antonio, Texas, with her husband, a principal, and raising two sons who attend different charter schools.

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Posted June 16, 2015

A Complete Response to the Washington Post

I recently wrote a letter to the editor at The Washington Post about a recent article that I felt unfairly…

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Posted May 8, 2015

Giving Our Teachers First-Class Treatment All Year Long

Every year, during the first week in May, we take some time to honor the men and women who give…

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Posted Apr. 30, 2015

Success Academy’s Secret Sauce

As a proud New York City educator who has taught in traditional public elementary schools, public charters and private schools,…

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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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