Travon Jefferson

Guest Blogger

Teacher

Houston, Texas

Travon Jefferson is a 2019–2020 Teach Plus Texas Senior Fellow and Ready to Lead Fellow. Travon teaches seventh grade English language arts at Yes Prep Hobby in Yes Prep Public Schools in Houston, Texas.

Travon graduated from The University of Houston with his bachelor’s in curriculum and instruction and a bachelor’s in secondary English education from The University of Michigan, School of Education. He received a master’s in teaching from Relay Graduate School of Education.

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Posted Apr. 19, 2021

We Can’t Protect Our Students From Racism, But We Can Prepare Them to Combat and Reject It

On January 6, when an angry mob stormed the Capitol, I was in the middle of teaching my 7th grade…

By Travon Jefferson

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Posted Nov. 18, 2021

If You’ve Been Silent About Child Justice, We Need You Now More Than Ever

We have a problem. The global COVID-19 pandemic has not only created a storm of challenges in policy and practice for public education; it also…

By Chris Stewart

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Posted Nov. 22, 2021

Current Events Put Racism on Display, No Matter How Hard Some Try to Hide It

In the words of Mugatu, I feel like I’m taking crazy pills. Defense lawyers in the trial seeking justice for the murder of Ahmaud Arbery,…

By Zachary Wright 

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Posted Nov. 30, 2021

Principals Must Be Hope Dealers In Schools and Communities

During a recent conversation, Murleen Coakley, principal of Greenfield Union in the Detroit Public Schools Community District, reminded me how much being a great principal…

By Robert Simmons

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