Rachael Mahmood

Guest Blogger

Teacher

Chicago, Illinois

Dr. Rachael Mahmood is a fifth grade teacher in a large school district outside of Chicago. In addition to teaching, she designs and delivers equity workshops, and shares ideas, lessons, and frameworks for culturally responsive teaching on her website and her YouTube channel. In 2020, Dr. Mahmood was featured in the Chicago Tribune: Naperville Sun paper, and recognized as a semi-finalist for the Teaching Tolerance Award for Teaching Excellence.

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Posted July 31, 2020

This Is a Perfect Time to Talk With Our Students About Social Injustice

The COVID-19 pandemic offers teachers a unique opportunity to capitalize on student empathy. Before the pandemic hit, millions of U.S.…

By Rachael Mahmood

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Posted Dec. 1, 2021

When Charters Grow From Communities, They Can and Do Increase Equity

BES (Build, Excel, Sustain) started its Fellowship program 20 years ago to support school leaders with the preparation and professional development they needed to design,…

By Aasimah Navlakhi

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Posted Dec. 1, 2021

The Gifted and Talented Debates Aren’t About Rigor, They’re About Access

An interesting, complicated, and rather polarizing trend is going around in American education, and it has to do with special admission schools and the designation…

By Zachary Wright 

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Posted Dec. 7, 2021

Want to Stop the Spread? Close Bars and Let Kindergartners Eat Inside

As we enter the second winter of COVID, we know that cases will rise as people spend more time indoors and gather for the holidays.…

By Arthur Samuels

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