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 Apr. 19, 2021

We Can’t Protect Our Students From Racism, But We Can Prepare Them to Combat and Reject It

On January 6, when an angry mob stormed the Capitol, I was in the middle of teaching my 7th grade English language arts students about…

By Travon Jefferson

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Posted Apr. 16, 2021

The Pandemic Is Exactly Why We Need Standardized Testing

In the next few weeks, nearly all school districts in the U.S. will offer at least some in-person instruction. The worst of the pandemic school…

By Evan Stone

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Posted Apr. 13, 2021

Meet Two Teachers Learning to Center Their Students’ Identities Without Losing Sight of Their Own

Lindsay Singer and Ashley McCall are both third grade teachers at Cesar Chavez Multicultural Academic Center in Chicago. Lindsay teaches mathematics and inquiry. And Ashley…

By Ikhlas Saleem

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