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Posted Aug. 28, 2019

Classroom Jobs Let Students Take Control of Their Own Learning

Is there anyone happier than a 6-year-old who has been entrusted with an important task? Kiddos, in my experience, like almost nothing better than to…

By Hannah Inglut

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Posted Nov. 16, 2017

Homelessness, Cancer and a Two-Hour Commute Won’t Get in the Way of Her Daughters’ Education

In Morris Heights, Bronx, the alarm sounds at 4:00 a.m. signaling to Shadina Charles that it is time to wake up and get her daughters…

By Keciah Bailey

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Posted Jan. 4, 2017

Going From the Bronx to a Suburban Public School Was a Complete Culture Shock

7:00 a.m. Waking up as an 8-year-old, I got out of bed and proceeded to the bathroom to brush my teeth. The entire morning I…

By Zachary Dorcinville

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Posted Sep. 21, 2016

Coffee Break: Jack Elsey on How Choice Changed His Future, Detroit’s Tough Conversations, and a Musical Motown Food Fight

While much of Detroit is seeing a resurgence, its public schools are still mostly a mess. Jack Elsey is a son of Detroit who, as…

By Michael Vaughn

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Posted Apr. 25, 2016

This Is What NYC Parents Are Looking for in a School

There is nothing I want more as a parent than for my children to receive the best education. But when I had to find a…

By Alina Dowe

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Posted Mar. 9, 2016

Pointing Out the Hypocrisy in Teachers Unions’ Attacks on Charters

It’s one of the oldest tricks in the political playbook: identify something you’re guilty of and then shout from the hilltops that someone else is…

By Kyle Rosenkrans

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Posted Dec. 29, 2015

Why Schools Should Be More Like Trader Joe’s

Prior to becoming a special education teacher in the Bronx through New York City Teaching Fellows, I was a novitiate store manager at a Trader…

By Mark R Anderson

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Posted Oct. 23, 2015

It’s an ‘All-Out War on Failure’ in These Two Bronx Schools

Chalkbeat reported earlier this week that New York City Chancellor Carmen Fariña and New York State Commissioner MaryEllen Elia, equipped with dueling improvement plans, visited…

By Laura Waters

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Posted July 14, 2015

Teachers, Let’s Not Be Afraid of Real Student Feedback

For a teacher to be effective, she has to connect with her students. Striking the right balance between friend and authority figure is a critical…

By Izabela Bardy

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Posted Sep. 24, 2020

Breonna Taylor Didn’t Get Justice, But It’s Not Too Late to Save Our Kids From a Country Set Out to Kill Them

Before we even get started, I just wanna say that the Grand Jury ruling Breonna Taylor’s killing justified is bullshit.  Now that I’ve gotten that…

By Tanesha Peeples

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Posted Sep. 24, 2020

Dear Black Students, Your Freedom Will Not Come From What You Learn in School

The master’s tools will never dismantle the master’s house. Audre Lorde Dear Black Students:  I understand how frustrating it must be to see all the…

By ShaRhonda Knott-Dawson

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Posted Sep. 24, 2020

After a Decade of Opposing Voucher Programs, I’m Wondering If I Was Wrong

I smiled at the two little girls seated across the table in the school board conference room but only six-year-old Kayla, wriggling in her pink…

By Laura Waters

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