Stories

Achievement Gap

When We Talk to Our Students, Let's Focus Less on 'Learning Loss' and More on Their Learning Leaps

In the winter and spring of 2021, as the year of remote and hybrid learning continued, I started to notice a drop in attendance, particularly amongst my top-achieving students. Students have told me...

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student support

Teachers Are the Best Experts on How to Spend the American Rescue Plan Money

The American Rescue Plan is sending an additional $128 billion in federal dollars to elementary and secondary schools to help students recover from the difficult year of learning caused by the...

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CRT

All This Performative Pettiness in Activism Diminishes Our Collective Power

*In my Principal Joe Clark voice* I need all of the Black education activists to join me in a church basement conversation, expeditiously! I’m not liking what I’m seeing on social media, y’all. To be...

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COVID-19

I Managed the Stress of Teaching This Year by Reminding Myself That I Work With Adults, but for My Students

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. If there's one thing we know for certain, this school year has been difficult for everyone. I recently caught up with award-winning teacher Lindsey Jensen to...

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student support

The Pandemic Windfall Must Support Students' Mental Health, Too

This fall, most students will return to school full time. But the kids are not alright. Students’ return to the classroom comes after more than a year in a crisis which left millions unemployed...

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opportunity gap

Accountability for One Killer Cop Won't Protect Our Kids From the Systemic Harm They Face Daily

Here's where I am after all of the shit that went down this week ... Black people aren’t safe and will never have peace under this current system of “law enforcement” (I’ll tell y’all why I put that...

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