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Posted June 15, 2021

Our Co-Teaching Relationship Helped Ease the Daily Pressures of Teaching, Even During a Pandemic

It was early March 2020 at Boston Collegiate Charter School in Boston, Massachusetts. We—two seasoned public school educators—were getting ready to wrap up our second…

By Brian Ellis, Bridget Adam

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Posted Aug. 16, 2019

Go Slow at the Beginning of the Year So Your Students Can Go Fast Later

Welcome back to a new year of students and teaching! For some of you, this will be your first group of students and they will…

By Tyler Harms

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Posted Aug. 18, 2017

10 Things Every Teacher Should Know Before Their First Year of Teaching

When I joined the teaching force almost a decade ago, many veteran teachers warned me that classroom management was the key to success. In the…

By Raymond Gonzalez

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Posted Mar. 10, 2017

My 4th- and 6th-Graders Are Reading the Same Book in School. Should I Be Worried?

My fourth-grader and sixth-grader are reading the same book in school right now. That’s right. The book is “The Lightning Thief.”  And what’s more, my…

By Erika Sanzi

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Posted Oct. 20, 2015

Rich Kids and Poor Kids Are Being Taught Different Things And That Accounts for One Third of America’s Achievement Gap

Jill Barshay of The Hechinger Report highlights a study of 33 countries, including America, that shows that what is (or isn't) being taught in schools is directly contributing to achievement gaps between rich and poor students. The evidence shows that a wealthy student is far more likely to be taught more challenging content than a poor student. A recent study examined how much of the achievement gap in math between rich and poor 15-year-old…

By Erika Sanzi

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Posted Oct. 13, 2015

Our College Students Need to Be Better Writers, Novelist Says

Michael Laser, a fiction novelist, writes a piece at The Hechinger Report about his eye opening experience as a professor of expository writing at a university near his home. His contention is very simkple: that college students by and large lack the ability to construct basic sentences. He reached out to everyone he could think of to figure out how to help his students improve their writing skills and despite his best efforts, was disappointed…

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Posted Jan. 18, 2022

Lawmakers Pay Teachers Lip Service, But from Subs to Curriculum, They Don’t Respect Us

The other day, my wife and I watched the first episode of the new sitcom Abbott Elementary.  In this episode, there’s a hilarious scene where…

By Kwame Sarfo-Mensah

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Posted Jan. 10, 2022

America Is Losing Sight Of Teachers’ Humanity

Do you remember when teachers were heroes? It was a pretty great week. I got a couple of Amazon gift cards from my students and…

By Garris Landon Stroud

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Posted Jan. 13, 2022

Explained: How to Run for Your Local School Board

School boards (in some states “school committees”) sit at the intersection of civic engagement, local politics, and community service. The school board is a team…

By Brianna Crowley

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