Suraj Gopal

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Teacher

New York City, New York

Suraj Gopal has served as a high and SPED STEM teacher, and currently teaches ninth-grade STEM special education at Hudson High School of Learning Technologies in Manhattan. He also serves as Hudson’s United Federation of Teachers delegate, and the varsity boys’ soccer coach for his school building’s very own Bayard Rustin Titans.

Suraj has also held roles at Leap New York City and Harlem Children’s Zone. He entered teaching through the New York City Teaching Fellows, and has an M.S. Ed. in teaching urban adolescents with disabilities from LIU Brooklyn, as well as a B.A. in music composition from Amherst College.

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Posted Mar. 13, 2016

A Letter From New York Teachers in Support of John King as Education Secretary

We, a group of New York-based educators, share enthusiastic support for the appointment of John B. King Jr. as secretary…

By Olinka Crusoe, Chris Fazio, Annie Gallagher, Suraj Gopal, Jemal Graham, Mike Loeb, April Rose, Pat Sprinkle, Matt Schatz, Carla Theodorou, Ashley Ward

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Posted Dec. 10, 2019

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I couldn’t believe it. Finally, education was going to take center stage at the 2020 Public Education Forum. All the major Democratic candidates (and some…

By Zachary Wright 

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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…

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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…

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