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 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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