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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 Dec. 17, 2021

Co-Creating Your School’s Behavioral Expectations With Students Can Be a Giant Step Toward Equity

Everyone who’s ever worked in or attended a school knows that in the course of any school day adults create myriad small and large harms…

By Matthew Guldin

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Posted Dec. 16, 2021

Teachers Can Choose to Bring Back Joy in the Classroom

“To get the full value of joy you must have someone to divide it with.” —Mark Twain There is no question that the experiences children…

By Jessica Saum

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Posted Dec. 14, 2021

I Am a Black Teacher and I Wear Ralph Lauren. Does That Make Me a Gang Member?

As a teacher, I am always professional with my students. When it comes to how I dress, however, my professional self and my casual self…

By Iesha Green

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Posted Dec. 8, 2021

Why the Oxford Shooter’s Plea for Help Went Unanswered

As more information on the events leading up to the Oxford school shooting came to light, journalists and the prosecutor in the case began publicly…

By Maureen Kelleher

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Posted Dec. 8, 2021

You Shouldn’t Have to Be an Educator To Critique Education

If I had a nickel for every time a school official uttered the phrase “unprecedented times” in the past year and a half, our schools…

By Garris Landon Stroud

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Posted Nov. 18, 2021

I Believe in Public Schools, But They Just Weren’t Working for My Son

“The wolf took one last look at his mother and father…” My son is reading aloud in the other room. I hear his little voice…

By LaToya Baldwin Clark

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Posted Oct. 28, 2021

Yes, We Should Require Teachers to Be Vaccinated

While children becoming seriously ill from the coronavirus is exceedingly rare, it is imperative for teachers to be vaccinated in order to keep schools open…

By Ryan Hooper

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Posted Oct. 27, 2021

After the Last Year and a Half, We Must Never Forget How Resilient Students Are

Kids today are too fragile. We’re raising a generation of snowflakes! It’s a universal truth: As long as there are young people, there will be older…

By Garris Landon Stroud

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Posted Oct. 26, 2021

We Don’t Have to Choose Between Relationships and Rigor. Our Students Need Both.

Know your why, and it will sustain you. Dr. Adam Saenz When I read this quote from Dr. Adam Saenz, licensed psychologist and author, it…

By Jessica Saum

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Posted Jan. 13, 2022

Chicago Isn’t the Only City Putting Politics Over Kids

The politics of education are broken and we are seeing the effects of it play out in real-time.  In Chicago, a stalemate over remote learning…

By Sharif El-Mekki

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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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