Tanya Paperny

Guest Blogger

Managing Editor, Bellwether Education Partners

Washington, D.C.

Tanya Paperny is the managing editor at Bellwether Education Partners, a national nonprofit focused on changing education and life outcomes for underserved children. She is also an essayist, poet and community builder, with previous work appearing in The Atlantic, The Washington Post, Pacific Standard and elsewhere. More at www.tpaperny.com.

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Posted Nov. 7, 2019

Culture-Based Education Looks Like This Wellness Program for Native Youth

Can outside speakers influence, inspire or motivate students if they just parachute in for the day and don’t have relationships…

By Tanya Paperny

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Posted Mar. 1, 2021

Inside the Decade-Long Plan to Recruit, Hire and Retain 9,000 Black Educators Across the Country

Across the entire United States, there aren’t nearly enough Black teachers inside classrooms.  According to the National Center for Education Statistics, less than 7% of…

By Sharif El-Mekki

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Posted Mar. 3, 2021

Biden Is Right, We Need Kids to Go Back to School But Not Like Before

On March 13, 2020, when Governor Newsom shut down schools in California including in LAUSD where my son is now a senior, I held my…

By Anya Grottel-Brown

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Posted Mar. 1, 2021

If Houston’s District Schools Keep Taking the Day Off, Students Will Never Catch Up

There have been some good reasons to close schools over the past year—in the early days of the pandemic, for example, or during major weather…

By Danielle Durbin

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