Today, in a legal brief filed with the U.S. Supreme Court, the National Education Association urged justices to protect the thousands of educators who rely on a federal immigration policy known as DACA to shield them from fear and deportation.
In too many states, school districts are still mired in a seemingly endless slog to get back to pre-recession funding levels. Others have seen significant increases over the past 18 months. These improvements have occurred in states, not coincidentally, where
Ursala Pankonin and Thomas Carlson are two educators from Minnesota with vastly different backgrounds and experiences. Pankonin is American Indian and black and for the last 16 years has taught middle school. Carlson is white and queer and has taught high school
As more school districts across the country implement programs to address student mental health, cutting through the stigma that surrounds this issue is a formidable challenge. Too often a discussion about mental health is constrained by uncomfortable silences, suggestions that
Kim Lepre is a veteran teacher who understands there is much to learn during your first years in a classroom. With her vast experience as an educator, she found herself taking new teachers under her wing and mentoring them. Lepre
Debbie Reyes is a strong voice for her fellow ESPs (photo: Kimberly Davis) Debbie Reyes gets very emotional when she recalls the day a student broke her nose. A special education paraeducator for the Pfleugerville Independent School District, in Texas,
It turns out that it’s not magic, or expensive curriculum, or great social media. The key to high-achieving classrooms, where students across racial and ethnic groups achieve at higher-than-predicted levels, are…teachers. Earlier this summer, the Learning Policy Institute (LPI) in
Swedish climate change activist Greta Thunberg (M) takes her School Strike for Climate Action demonstration to the White House on September 13, 2019. Photo by: Lena Klimkeit/picture-alliance/dpa/AP Images Once upon a time a courageous 16-year-old girl set out to save
Late last year, a video of a black high school wrestler in New Jersey hit a public nerve when he was given an ultimatum by the referee: cut your hair or forfeit the match. Several news outlets reported that Alan
Linda Estrada grew up in Donna, Texas, the border town where she now works as a campus secretary at Runn Elementary School. Fifteen miles from the Mexican border, she worked alongside her parents and three siblings as a migrant farm worker until
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