ROUNDTABLE: The future of education

Our schools and school systems face a future in which the only certainty is change. Diversifying community demographics, burgeoning student needs,…


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Teacher shortage reality: Numbers & names

Sometimes we look at numbers and ignore them for two reasons: We don’t see individual lives represented by the numbers. The numbers represent…


6 Minutes

Thoughts from the land of (dis)enchantment

I’m a teacher in New Mexico, a state that is distinguished by its low ranking at the bottom of all published qualitative measures for education and…


7 Minutes

Inspired by history: We need a new movement, stronger voices in education

Last week, I had the privilege of attending a small gathering of policy leaders, academics, and activists to reflect on the landmark Kerner…


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Student betrayal, job abandonment, and Anyone Can Teach

Remember when our greatest stress was the shortage of substitutes? How we would wring our hands as we tried to manage empty classrooms during a…


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The importance of the relationships that teachers and students forge.

The recent horrors of school shootings, and the eloquence of the students whose voices speaks volumes to the importance of gun safety, but also their…


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Prevent teacher shortages from robbing students of color

Pause your day. Take some deep breaths if it helps. Envision the teacher who changed your life. How did their classroom feel? What did their…


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Starving the lions of the teaching profession

In New York City, the lion is one of our most prominent symbols. Over the course of human history, the lion has stood for royalty, strength, and…


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(Un)certified struggle

  No school could be run completely by uncertified teachers, but uncertified teachers are becoming commonplace in a lot of classrooms across our…


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What kind of teacher shortage do we face?

Imagine a field hospital in a battle zone staffed entirely by cooks, engineers, and mechanics. The cooks wear stethoscopes, the engineers take…


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