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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 Nov. 13, 2019

The Story I Wish ‘Harriet’ Told Our Students

I took my children to see “Harriet” this past weekend, and I was truly entertained. The story of Harriet Tubman was one I learned about…

By Kelisa Wing

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Posted Nov. 11, 2019

While We Get Lost in the Wrong Arguments, Too Many of Our Kids Aren’t Ready for the Future

As a Generation Xer, I was sold the dream in the 1990s that one day we would all telecommute to work, execute our daily duties…

By Chris Stewart

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Posted Nov. 11, 2019

We Need a New Way of Talking About Students Who Face Barriers Erected by Adults and Sustained by Broken Systems

I bring John, David, Ana and Sally into every training, strategy session and decision-making room I occupy.  Well, actually I bring their stories, to remind…

By Cami Anderson

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