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I Marched for All the Students That I’ve Lost to Gun Violence

I was only 11 years old the first time I witnessed a murder. I knew the man who was shot, and I saw his face opening as the assailant “unloaded” on him. His head hanging back on the headrest, neck...

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student success

I Was Homeless and In and Out of School. Then I Got Into Ms. Russell’s Car.

I wasn’t supposed to be where I am today. People repeatedly told me, “You ain’t nothin’. You ain’t neva gon be nothin’.” I saw my first murder at age 11, and, by the time I turned 15, I was on my...

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Resources

The Top 10 Websites to Help Teachers Fund Everything

Those who love teaching often find themselves in schools that either cannot or will not fund advanced technology, teaching supplies or professional development programs. There is nothing like...

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Poverty

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 in the morning. Many of them have been up all night with...

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