Suraj Gopal

Guest Blogger

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 Feb. 23, 2021

Oakland’s School Board Cares More About Politics Than It Does About Kids and Families

Reyna Morales lives in Oakland, California, and is the parent of two students at a high-performing charter school located in an area with a dearth…

By Reyna Morales

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Posted Feb. 22, 2021

Educators Who Consider Themselves ‘White Allies’ Are Dangerous When It Comes To Developing Anti-Racist Classrooms

“I am a white ally,” the 30 something-year-old white teacher declared emphatically in the diversity and inclusion professional development session. She snapped her fingers to…

By Sana Shaikh

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Posted Feb. 24, 2021

Meet Newark’s Own Amanda Gorman, Seventh Grade Poet Makayla Brown

A month ago, as Amanda Gorman shared her beautiful prose during President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris’ inauguration, students at KIPP Rise Academy in Newark had…

By Laura Waters

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