Toya Algarin

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Parent

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Toya Algarin is a parent in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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Posted June 9, 2015

These Philly Parents Are Saying ‘No More Waiting’ For Better Schools

As parents, nothing is more important to us than great schools for our kids. We want schools that are safe.…

By Keisha Dandy, Nadiyah Bryant, Renee Brown, Toya Algarin

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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 Feb. 26, 2021

Want a National Effort to Combat COVID Learning Loss? Study Your Black History.

We know all too well Black and brown students in marginalized communities are now bearing the brunt of the pandemic’s effect on schools—with inadequate technology,…

By Sharif El-Mekki

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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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