Vanessa Medor

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Teacher

Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts

Vanessa Medor is a 2019-2020 Teach Plus Commonwealth Policy Fellow. Vanessa taught sixth grade math at Match Middle School in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts for three years. She began her service there as a member of the homegrown program at Teach for America Massachusetts. She now teaches seventh grade math at the Benning Middle Campus of D.C. Prep in Washington, D.C. She earned a bachelor’s in psychology and sociology from Boston College and her master’s of education from Boston University in curriculum and teaching.

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Posted Sep. 29, 2020

Kids Need Remote Learning to Be Culturally Relevant, Too

Last spring, amidst the uprisings following the immediate failure to bring any sort of justice for George Floyd’s murder, I…

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Posted Dec. 1, 2021

When Charters Grow From Communities, They Can and Do Increase Equity

BES (Build, Excel, Sustain) started its Fellowship program 20 years ago to support school leaders with the preparation and professional development they needed to design,…

By Aasimah Navlakhi

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Posted Dec. 1, 2021

The Gifted and Talented Debates Aren’t About Rigor, They’re About Access

An interesting, complicated, and rather polarizing trend is going around in American education, and it has to do with special admission schools and the designation…

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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