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 July 2, 2020

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“Independence Day” is upon us. But Black fam’, before we get geeked to partake in such traditions as backyard barbecues and celebratory fireworks commemorating a…

By Tanesha Peeples

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Posted July 6, 2020

Q&A: 12-Year-Old Amir Lumumba on Why Schools Need More Counselors and Fewer Cops

On Thursday, July 9 from 12:00-2:00 p.m. ET, brightbeam’s Director of Activism, Zakiya Sankara-Jabar will moderate a virtual town hall called #ReimagingingSchoolSafety. Special guests include:…

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Posted July 7, 2020

Parents, It’s Way Past Time to Break Up With Traditional Education and School Funding

This pandemic is an opportunity to change not only how we educate children, but how we fund that education. Right now, school and district leaders…

By Christina Laster

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