Raika Nasirullah

Guest Blogger

Educator, Codman Academy

Boston, Massachusetts

Raika Nasirullah joined Codman Academy as the school social worker in 2016, having previously served as the social work intern at Winthrop House, a therapeutic day program affiliated with Brookline High School. Raika interned at Codman Academy in the 2014-2015 school year as part of her requirement to earn her MSW from Boston University.

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Posted Mar. 26, 2019

Heyssis Castillo Cut Her Hair in High School to Prove a Point About Beauty Standards

Throughout her four years at Codman, Heyssis was a pillar of leadership, individuality, strength and professionalism. Like all students, Heyssis…

By Raika Nasirullah, Rachel Bloom

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Posted Apr. 10, 2021

EXPLAINED: The American Rescue Plan Gives a Huge Boost to School Funding

What is the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021? You may have heard it as the “second big COVID stimulus,” but the actual name is…

By Laura Waters

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Posted Apr. 8, 2021

I Know What the Challenges Are for Black Teachers and How to Start Fixing Them

I will never forget the moment last year when a seventh-grade African American student came to my door and said, “Mr. Taylor, I just wanted…

By Aaron Taylor

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Posted Apr. 7, 2021

We Have No Idea What This Year Has Been Like for Our Kids

One year ago, my now-kindergartener left his bustling and diverse transitional kindergarten classroom with sensory learning areas designed for academic and social skills development to…

By Sonya Heisters

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