Paul Asjes

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Math Teacher, School of Performing Arts

New York City, New York

Paul Asjes is a math teacher at School of Performing Arts in the Bronx and chapter leader of the local teachers union, the United Federation of Teachers.

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Posted Apr. 13, 2015

This Teacher Says Opting Out Is the Wrong Answer

Next week my seventh graders will sit for the state math test. They’ll answer a battery of questions, testing their…

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Posted July 19, 2021

Are Teachers Leaving Because of Pandemic Stress? It’s Complicated.

Plenty of news stories have raised concerns about mass teacher shortages due to pandemic stress. And it’s true that teachers, principals and district leaders have…

By Maureen Kelleher

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Posted July 26, 2021

At Freedom School Literacy Academy, Black Pride and Academic Achievement Go Hand-in-Hand

Erika Asikoye is the Director of the Freedom School Literacy Academy (FSLA) at The Center for Black Educator Development in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The FSLA, for…

By Laura Waters

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Posted July 26, 2021

We All Hate Professional Development, But Some of Y’all Need It

Teachers enjoy the summer break, too. However, depending on when school gets out, summer vacation may be winding down already. If that is the case…

By Andrew Pillow

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