Mark R Anderson

Guest Blogger

Special Education and ELA Instructional Specialist

New York City, New York

Mark Anderson is a special education and ELA instructional specialist in the Bronx. Previously, he taught special education and served as a coordinator at Jonas Bronck Academy, a district middle school in the Bronx. He has been a New York City Teaching Fellow, a member of the Learn Zillion Dream Team, and an alum of Coro New York’s Education Leadership Collaborative and New York Leadership Academy’s Leadership Advancement Program. He is a New York Educator Voice Fellow, and his writing on education has been featured on Chalkbeat New York, The Core Knowledge Blog, Education Week, The Education Gadfly and on his blog, Schools & Ecosystems.

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Posted Apr. 11, 2017

Battling Segregation Is Going to Take a Combination of Parents and Policy

New York schools have a problem, as do many other schools across our nation. Our children are so segregated from…

By Mark R Anderson

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Posted June 8, 2016

Watering Down Expectations for Students With Disabilities Is Not the Way to Go, New York

I believe that most students with disabilities* can and should engage with the same academic content that any other student would receive.…

By Mark R Anderson

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Posted Dec. 29, 2015

Why Schools Should Be More Like Trader Joe’s

Prior to becoming a special education teacher in the Bronx through New York City Teaching Fellows, I was a novitiate…

By Mark R Anderson

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Posted Dec. 5, 2019

We Were Making Progress on School Discipline Until Betsy DeVos Came Along

At the turn of the century, in 1999, I was graduating from high school, motivated to enter the teaching profession with a passion to reform…

By Kelisa Wing

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Posted Dec. 5, 2019

When Disney’s ‘Frozen II’ Represents Indigenous Peoples Better Than Elementary Schools, There’s a Problem

As I sat with my 7-year-old daughter and her friends in a movie theater for a showing of “Frozen II,” I was fascinated. No, it wasn’t…

By Gina Caneva

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Posted Dec. 3, 2019

Stop Arguing About ‘Equity’ and Focus on Student Outcomes

There’s a major force in the education world that has attempted to claim ownership over the term “equity.” From tweets questioning the value of literacy…

By Jasmine Lane

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