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…

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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.…

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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…

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Posted Sep. 18, 2020

Black Excellence Does Exist and It Lives in Our Kids

I’m guilty of saying Black boys and girls are failing in school—a good chunk of us are. Going forward, I’m committing to correcting that language…

By Tanesha Peeples

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Posted Sep. 17, 2020

Yes, White Teachers Still Need to Be Ready to Talk to Students About Race

“What’s the difference between a killing and a lynching?” The question popped up on my phone through the Google Hangouts app I installed in March.…

By Desiree Mitchel

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Posted Sep. 15, 2020

Kids Need to Write More. A Lot More.

Growing up with teachers for parents, my siblings and I were taught that writing is an indispensable skill. We attended rigorous schools and enrichment programs…

By Aigner Picou

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