Syeita Rhey-Fisher

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Teacher

Hartford, Connecticut

Syeita Rhey-Fisher is a third-grade teacher at Global Communications Academy in Hartford, Connecticut, and has recently completed a master’s in teacher leadership.

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Posted July 21, 2017

My Students Think That ‘Being an Author Isn’t Really for Black People’

Recently, I worked with a group of middle school students on an extended-day literary magazine publication. We discussed potential careers…

By Syeita Rhey-Fisher

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Posted June 10, 2015

They Mislabeled Me, But I Won’t Let That Happen to My Students

I initially hated the way I grew up but I have grown to appreciate the strength and perseverance my past…

By Syeita Rhey-Fisher

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Posted July 9, 2019
African American mother in park with her daughter.

Here’s What I Wish White Teachers Knew When Teaching My Black Children

Dear White Teachers of My Black Children: I am a Black mom and I have two children who are now in high school. Raising them…

By Afrika Afeni Mills

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Posted July 10, 2019

Black Folks Can Barely Access District Choices. That’s Why I Fight for My Grandson’s California Charter.

This Wednesday, the California Senate’s Education Committee will hold a public hearing on a bill that would make local school districts the primary authority saying…

By Christina Laster

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Posted July 9, 2019

Six Ways Parents Can Help Kids Learn Over the Summer Break

Summer is not just a two-month countdown to sending the kids back to school. You only get 18 summers total with your “babies,” and half…

By Melissa Bagneris

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