Pat Marshall

Guest Blogger

Teacher

Petersburg, Illinois

Pat Marshall is a Teach Plus Illinois Teaching Policy Fellow. Pat teaches AP English and speech at PORTA High School in Petersburg, Illinois, where she also sponsors an award-winning Future Problem Solvers program.

Pat is the president of the PORTA Education Association and has served as a member of the inaugural teacher advisory committee with the National Humanities Center in North Carolina.

A National Board Certified Teacher, she earned her BA in English from Western Illinois University and her MA in English from Northern Illinois University.

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Posted Feb. 6, 2018

Don’t Think We Need DACA? My Students Prove You Wrong

I teach in rural Central Illinois, and my high school, PORTA, is predominantly White, like most of the small schools…

By Pat Marshall

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Posted Feb. 26, 2021

February Is Black History Month. Periodt.

I swear I wasn’t trying to end Black History Month with white people and skinfolk that ain’t kinfolk foolery but … Yesterday my homie, Dr.…

By Tanesha Peeples

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Posted Feb. 26, 2021

Want a National Effort to Combat COVID Learning Loss? Study Your Black History.

We know all too well Black and brown students in marginalized communities are now bearing the brunt of the pandemic’s effect on schools—with inadequate technology,…

By Sharif El-Mekki

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Posted Feb. 24, 2021

Meet Newark’s Own Amanda Gorman, Seventh Grade Poet Makayla Brown

A month ago, as Amanda Gorman shared her beautiful prose during President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris’ inauguration, students at KIPP Rise Academy in Newark had…

By Laura Waters

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