Olinka Crusoe

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Teacher

New York City, New York

Olinka Crusoe has taught mainstream third-grade English as a New Language (ENL), first grade, and now language acccess coordinator in the Bronx and Brooklyn, New York. She holds a bachelors of science in elementary education and master’s in TESOL K-12, a professional license in K-6 Common Branch as well as an initial teacher certificate in TESOL K-12.

In addition to teaching, Olinka, is part of a founding team of a new Title I community school, establishing academic support programs for ENL students and track coach.

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Posted Mar. 13, 2016

A Letter From New York Teachers in Support of John King as Education Secretary

We, a group of New York-based educators, share enthusiastic support for the appointment of John B. King Jr. as secretary…

By Olinka Crusoe, Chris Fazio, Annie Gallagher, Suraj Gopal, Jemal Graham, Mike Loeb, April Rose, Pat Sprinkle, Matt Schatz, Carla Theodorou, Ashley Ward

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Posted Nov. 11, 2019

While We Get Lost in the Wrong Arguments, Too Many of Our Kids Aren’t Ready for the Future

As a Generation Xer, I was sold the dream in the 1990s that one day we would all telecommute to work, execute our daily duties…

By Chris Stewart

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Posted Nov. 11, 2019

We Need a New Way of Talking About Students Who Face Barriers Erected by Adults and Sustained by Broken Systems

I bring John, David, Ana and Sally into every training, strategy session and decision-making room I occupy.  Well, actually I bring their stories, to remind…

By Cami Anderson

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Posted Nov. 5, 2019

It’s Time for Chicago and Its Teachers Union to Collaborate and Win for Kids

After 11 days on the picket line, Chicago public school teachers are back at work and there’s plenty of chest-beating and navel-gazing underway.  Speculation is…

By Peter Cunningham

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