Achievement Gap

How Three Black Male Educators Took a Seventh-Grader From 'Discipline Problem' to Poetry Champ

Chris is a young man who struggles mightily with his academic work and has a reputation among teachers and students as a “discipline problem.” Needless to say, his suburban middle school is not his...

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Professional Development

How to Manage a Classroom of Students of Color When You're Not a Black Woman

Classroom management is every teacher's sword and shield as they embark upon the journey of preparing new students for a year in their class. We attend endless workshops and professional development...

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Chicago

Happy Mother’s Day to the Mamas Who Spend Years Fighting for Good Schools

I began my journey as a mother in November of 2013, seeing only the brightest future for my son. We slept the night that he was born and rose to the sun gleaming into our hospital room. My baby...

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Teaching

I’m a Teacher and a Mom and Sometimes I Just Can’t Be Both

I was a teacher in Decatur, Georgia immediately after I graduated from Clark Atlanta University. I was thrust into a fourth-grade classroom with no student-teaching experience and I pretty much...

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IEP

It Can Be Hard to Talk to Your Child’s School. Here Are 5 Tips From a Teacher.

Over the course of my years in the classroom I have come across many parents who are eager to support their child’s learning experience but don’t quite understand how. I have also come across several...

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