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Posted Dec. 6, 2017

Coffee Break: Milken Educator Award Winner Dan Adler on What It Takes to Grow Great Teachers

When Dan Adler started his college career at Yale University, he thought he would become a chemist. When he graduated in 2007, he went into…

By Maureen Kelleher

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Posted Feb. 27, 2017

5 Tips for Teaching AP in a High-Poverty, Urban School

It’s 8:45 a.m. and a creative AP English teacher greets her students with handshakes and high fives. But they’re not as energetic as she is…

By Yolanda R. Whitted

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Posted Oct. 29, 2015

The Evidence Is In: Teach For America Teachers Are Still Making a Positive Impact in the Classroom

Mike Hansen at the Brookings Institute's Brown Center on Education Policy reports on some impressive findings from recent evaluations of Teach for America that run counter to recent narratives that the program's results are waning. Based on studies comparing TFA teacher performance to their peers in Miami and the Atlanta metro region, he finds that TFA teachers are making a positive and significant impact even as the program matures and…

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Posted Oct. 8, 2015

Reformers Aren’t Focusing on Curriculum, Even Though Curriculum Matters—and They’re Getting Called Out For It

Kate Walsh, President of the National Council on Teacher Quality, takes education reformers to task for not making curriculum reform a bigger focus. She reminds us that there is solid science on how to teach reading, for example, but you can't find many reformers talking about policy changes that will bring what's being taught in classrooms up to pace with the higher standards being championed at the top of the agenda. Kate has a point that…

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Posted Oct. 5, 2015

A Window Into the Classroom: How Great Teachers Are Thinking About Letting Their Students Lead the Learning in the Classroom

Chris Arnold over at TNTP covered their latest report, a collection of essays from this year's Fishman Prize Winners. TNTP's Fishman Prize goes to top teachers from all of the country, and their insights into teaching and learning are both instructive and inspiring. If you want to hear directly from great teachers on what it takes to ensure all children achieve at high levels, you'll definitely want to read these…

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Posted May 26, 2020

I’m a Black Woman on My Way to Becoming a Doctor Because I Never Gave Up

I grew up believing that excellence is not an option, but rather an obligation.  I breezed through high school. I didn’t have to study hard…

By Oluwaseun Adebagbo

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Posted May 22, 2020

For My Family, Seeing Their First-Gen Latina Daughter Walk Across the Stage Would Have Been Everything

If I were a magician for a day, I would strike my wand and eliminate the memory of the coronavirus as well as its impact.…

By Karen Balbuena

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Posted May 22, 2020

Reopening Schools While Coronavirus Is Still on the Loose Is Ass-Backward

I swear this country is ass-backward. In last week’s Senate hearing, Dr. Anthony Fauci—the nation’s leading expert on the coronavirus pandemic—said outright, “… states will…

By Tanesha Peeples

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