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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.

What I Learned as a First-Generation College Student

May 25, 2016 | by Tequilla Banks

It isn’t enough to get low-income and first-generation students into college and then pat ourselves on the back. They need adequate support and resources in order to reach their full potential.

Shifting School Cultures in Philadelphia

May 19, 2016 | by Jim Larson

A struggling high school makes dramatic changes to improve student experiences.

And the Fishman Prize Goes To…

May 17, 2016

Meet the 2016 Fishman Prize winners.

Making Our Schools Safe for All Students and Teachers

May 16, 2016 | by Diana M. Ward

Despite greater social acceptance of LGBTQ identities and people, our schools haven’t kept pace.

In Western Massachusetts, Schools Unite To Tackle Teacher Shortages

May 13, 2016 | by Kevin Zimmer

A collaborative approach to solving teacher vacancies in Massachusetts.

In ESSA Implementation, No More Three-Card Monte

May 10, 2016 | by Dan Weisberg

How well ESSA serves students depends on the fine details of it's implementation.

I’m Sorry, Terrance: Ending the Silence for My LGBTQ Students

May 05, 2016

It's time to consider how to support all educators to address the needs of LGBTQ kids.

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

May 03, 2016

10 phenomenal teachers reflect on special educators in their lives.

Developing Leaders to Turn Around Schools and Outcomes in Philadelphia

April 28, 2016 | by Dr. Tamecca L. 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.