Troy Rivera

Guest Blogger

Teacher, University Schools

Greeley, Colorado

Troy Rivera teaches English at the high school level at University Schools in Greeley, Colorado. He has been teaching for over 15 years at the elementary, middle and high school levels. Troy is a fellow with America Achieves and TeachPlus/NEA, and his mission is to make all his students successful, lifelong learners.

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Posted Feb. 23, 2017

My Classroom Changed When I Started to Understand What Empathy Really Is

Don’t judge a book by its cover. Before you judge a man, walk a mile in his shoes. These sayings…

By Troy Rivera

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Posted July 14, 2015

What’s Missing From the Opt-Out Movement? A Reasonable Alternative

As an educator with over 13 years of experience, my feelings about the opt-out movement are mixed. I understand the…

By Troy Rivera

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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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