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How long are we going to wait for legislation to stop school violence?

Last month, Chip Grabow and Lisa Rose from CNN reported that the United States has had 57 times as many...

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Librarians out of the stacks

On May 16, 2018, I stood shoulder to shoulder with thousands of educators from across North Carolina in the historic...

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Where do you see yourself in five years?

I renewed my National Boards in April, and hoped to convince a handful of new teachers to take the journey...

 

Tackling health disparity with innovation and student empowerment

I could have thought about the decision more. I could have consulted my parents about accepting an offer to teach...

 

Where we start: Empowering all our students

Recently, I was reflecting on the famous Dr. King quote, “the arc of the moral universe is long, but it...

 

If they can see it, they can achieve it: Grounding schools in high expectations, equity, and opportunity

I cannot picture myself doing anything else, anywhere else. That was not always the case. I grew up in Denton,...

 

High-quality early childhood education: The best investment our communities can make

Do you remember the last time you started a new job? What were your thoughts and worries that morning as...

 

A Q&A with Malliron Hodge

Malliron Hodge, a native of Bunn, North Carolina, spent the past seven years working in education in New Orleans. Along...

 

Building great schools and believing in one another along the way

In June 2009, we got married. Our honeymoon was spent checking and re-checking email to ensure funding would be approved...

 

Moving towards collective leadership

A few weeks ago, I saw a commercial for NBC’s new show, Rise, which stars Josh Radnor as a drama teacher who...

 

Choosing what connects us over what divides us

Why am I not a school-to-prison pipeline statistic? I found my refuge in school. I was provided opportunity, exposed to...

 

Teach for America: Who we are, what we do, and the broad, diverse coalitions we are building

It starts with a simple, yet audacious vision: One day, all children in our nation will have the opportunity to...