I never fully internalized the power of the phrase a "sense of urgency" in education until I needed other people to have it for my 8-year-old daughter and it seemed really hard to find.
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March 26, 2015
March 02, 2015
The bid for mayor in Chicago is just heating up. Ailing teachers union president Karen Lewis is backing Jesus "Chuy" Garcia, but can he manage the city's fiscal crisis while also improving the Chicago Public Schools?
February 04, 2015
Guest blogger and Bronx teacher Mark Anderson taught an in-depth unit on racial segregation and had to grapple with surprising feedback from his students of color.
January 13, 2015
A new state law could deem effective, experienced teachers unfit to instruct immigrant children.
December 16, 2014
Teachers unions and school reformers often force teachers to pick a side—district or charter—and stick to it; however, more teachers need to cross that invisible line.
November 04, 2014
When a simple traffic violation lands an upstanding teacher on her way to a prayer meeting in handcuffs, maybe there's a problem with the way we do policing in low-income Black communities.
October 21, 2014
After 12 years in K-8 education, I'm finally getting a glimpse of the world of high school—and it's a totally different, sometimes bizarre, world.
September 24, 2014
In this guest blog, educator Sara Urben explains why the teaching profession is cloaked in shame and offers three strategies to shake it off.
September 09, 2014
When it comes to decreasing the dropout rate, some kids just need a hefty dose of "Mama."
August 20, 2014
What could cause a teacher who was in love with the profession quit in the prime of her career?