Siobhan Gearty

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Siobhan Gearty is a Teach Plus Commonwealth Teaching Policy Fellow. She is a seventh-grade English language arts and social studies teacher at Memorial Middle School in Hull, Massachusetts. She began her teaching career as a student volunteer in the Manchester Public Schools, an experience which sparked a desire to help students struggling with poverty. Siobhan then worked in the Brockton Public School system for four years as a Title 1 reading teacher.

Siobhan earned a B.A. in English from Saint Anselm College and an M.A.T in English from Boston College.

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Posted Feb. 13, 2017

Here’s Our Chance to Support Great Teachers Achieving the ‘Impossible’

In classrooms across the United States, students who study under the Common Core or similarly rigorous standards are being held…

By Siobhan Gearty

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Posted Dec. 5, 2019

We Were Making Progress on School Discipline Until Betsy DeVos Came Along

At the turn of the century, in 1999, I was graduating from high school, motivated to enter the teaching profession with a passion to reform…

By Kelisa Wing

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Posted Dec. 5, 2019

When Disney’s ‘Frozen II’ Represents Indigenous Peoples Better Than Elementary Schools, There’s a Problem

As I sat with my 7-year-old daughter and her friends in a movie theater for a showing of “Frozen II,” I was fascinated. No, it wasn’t…

By Gina Caneva

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Posted Dec. 3, 2019

Stop Arguing About ‘Equity’ and Focus on Student Outcomes

There’s a major force in the education world that has attempted to claim ownership over the term “equity.” From tweets questioning the value of literacy…

By Jasmine Lane

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