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 Oct. 23, 2020

The Presidential Election Ain’t the Only Thing We Have to Worry About, We Must #VoteLocal

Alright, Black people—let’s push past Ice Cube’s meeting with Trump and 50 Cent’s declaration supporting his reelection. Yes we love hot tea and messiness from…

By Tanesha Peeples

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Posted Oct. 30, 2020

School Boards Have Too Much Power They Aren’t Using to Fix Education

Considered me triggered. Again. This past Sunday my 8 Black Hands crew did a show on the missing importance of school boards, and then this article pops…

By Chris Stewart

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Posted Oct. 30, 2020

With Remote Learning, The Issues Go Deeper Than Lack of Internet

Right now—literally, as I’m sitting here typing—I’m watching my friend toggle between distance learning with her son and responding to work emails. It’s the most…

By Tanesha Peeples

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