Sarah Zuckerman

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Sarah Zuckerman is a proud product of public education and public school teacher and is deeply devoted to elevating teacher voice. She is the founding executive director of Educators for Excellence’s Boston chapter, where she helps teachers drive conversations on policy.

Previously, she served as the national director of the America Achieves Fellowship for Teachers and Principals, building programs and partnerships to elevate the voices of great teachers and principals in policy conversations across 34 states.

Prior to this, Sarah was an art teacher for 10 years. While teaching, she became very interested in policy and advocacy, and served as a Teach Plus Fellow and a National America Achieves Fellow. Sarah received her M.Ed. at Harvard where she was an Urban Scholars Fellow, and she has received the Sontag Prize for Urban Education.

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Posted Feb. 2, 2017

Trump Is Wrong: Our Public Schools Are Not ‘Flush With Cash’

There were many parts of President Trump’s inaugural address that drew attention, but his description of the state of education…

By Sarah Zuckerman

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Posted Mar. 1, 2021

Inside the Decade-Long Plan to Recruit, Hire and Retain 9,000 Black Educators Across the Country

Across the entire United States, there aren’t nearly enough Black teachers inside classrooms.  According to the National Center for Education Statistics, less than 7% of…

By Sharif El-Mekki

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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 Mar. 1, 2021

If Houston’s District Schools Keep Taking the Day Off, Students Will Never Catch Up

There have been some good reasons to close schools over the past year—in the early days of the pandemic, for example, or during major weather…

By Danielle Durbin

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