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Posted Oct. 25, 2017

VIDEO: Meet the Bronx Educator Who Uses Hip-Hop to Teach Science

As a science teacher in the same school system where I attended elementary and high school, I have noticed a significant lack of engagement and what many call an aversion for learning science among Black male students.…

By Edmund Adjapong

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Posted Sep. 17, 2015

TFA joins forces with Alpha Phi Alpha to Get More African American Men in Our Classrooms

  Teach for America has teamed up with the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity in an effort to recruit more African American male leaders to the classroom. Alpha Phi Alpha is the only intercollegiate Greek lettered fraternity founded by black men and its core mission of leadership development, advocacy, service, and academic excellence are the perfect compliment to TFA's core values and mission.   “As a former educator, I can attest…

By Erika Sanzi

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Posted Aug. 7, 2020

James Baldwin’s ‘Talk to Teachers’ Is Just as Relevant Today

As I sit here, processing my thoughts on the severity of events that are currently grappling our nation, I reflect on the historical circumstances that…

By Jorge Santos

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Posted Aug. 10, 2020
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If You Want Justice, Teach Kids How to Read

In 1990, I was a brand-new teacher in an unusual environment: a Chicago alternative high school where teens and young adults could earn their diplomas…

By Maureen Kelleher

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Posted Aug. 10, 2020
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America, I Know You’re Tired: A Letter From a Virtual Teacher

Dear America, Let me get this out of the way first thing: I am a public school teacher, and I wish I were in the…

By Jay Wamsted

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