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TNTP Re-imagine Teaching


This blog shares ideas, research and opinion about how to support great teaching and create vibrant classrooms.

The Teachers (And Student) Who Inspire Our Fishman Finalists to Teach

May 03, 2016

In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week, we asked our 10 Fishman Prize finalists to reflect on special teachers in their lives who pushed them to become game-changing educators.

Developing Leaders to Turn Around Schools and Outcomes in Philadelphia

April 28, 2016 | by Tamecca Chester

Enabling leaders to turn Philly's toughest schools into places of learning and love.

Hiring More Security Officers Won’t Solve Our Problems With School Discipline

April 27, 2016 | by Kenya Bradshaw

What would happen if we allocated our time and money toward more proactive approaches?

The Absurd Logic Behind a Vergara Ruling That Tells Parents They Have No Recourse

April 21, 2016 | by Dan Weisberg

If California's tenure laws hurt kids, why doesn't the state feel obligated to fix the problem?

As a Muslim Mom Choosing Schools, Academics Aren’t My Top Concern

April 19, 2016 | by Sara Bokhari

Searching for schools where your child's religion will be accepted, not attacked.

These High Schoolers Learn History to Make History

April 14, 2016 | by Kate McGovern

Young historians in training use history to understand the present.

Who Are the Fishman Prize Finalists?

April 12, 2016 | by Tiffany Chen

Meet 10 extraordinary teachers chosen as Fishman Prize finalists.

Community Engagement as Relationship Building

April 07, 2016 | by Kenya Bradshaw

What does authentic engagement with kids, parents, and communities really look like?

Is Georgia Cutting Tests for the Right Reasons?

April 05, 2016 | by Shanequa Yates

Instead of arbitrarily cutting tests, why not assess which work and which don't?

How Do Education Pros Pick Schools for Their Kids?

March 31, 2016 | by Sam Firke

Even for education professionals, choosing schools can be daunting.

Dispatches from Great Classrooms: Reno, Nevada

March 29, 2016 | by Kate McGovern

In this history classroom, second-graders become literate and informed.

Want to Improve Schools? This Fourth-Grader Has Ideas

March 24, 2016 | by Andrew Boryga

A kid shares his school experience, and how he would make it better.

To Learn to Read, Kids Need Content Knowledge

March 22, 2016

A new campaign helps ELA teachers shift to tougher standards.

Dispatches from Great Classrooms: Boston, Massachusetts

March 16, 2016 | by Kate McGovern

Making science exciting for English language learners.

How Newark is Paying Great Teachers What They’re Worth

March 10, 2016 | by Heather Barondess

How did Newark overhaul teacher pay to retain top teachers?

Teachers Go Home to Get to Know Their Students

March 08, 2016 | by Sarah Thomas

For one teacher, home visits aren't extra work, they are the work.

Dispatches from Great Classrooms: Ruskin, Florida

March 01, 2016 | by Liz Vidyarthi

What's it like being a student in a challenging classroom?

Has Teacher Evaluation Ruined Everything? Studies Say: No

February 25, 2016 | by Andy Jacob

New evaluation systems are working, and the sky isn't falling.

Parent-to-Parent: How Are Our Kids Learning to Read?

February 23, 2016 | by Torrey Palmer

How do parents know if their child is receiving the very best teaching?