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TNTP Re-imagine Teaching

TNTP Blog

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

A Formerly Incarcerated Teen Gives Advice to His Younger Self

Andre was 14 years old when he first entered the juvenile justice system. Now, at 18 he’s working on earning his GED and is interested in pursuing a career as a psychotherapist. Hear him tell his story.

Marvin Pierre

Is Malcolm X in Your Classroom?

One of TNTP’s 2016 Bridge Fellows is visiting schools around the country, asking the students themselves what works, and what doesn’t, when it comes to educating kids who are too often labeled as “at risk.”

Editorial Staff

Once Incarcerated, Now Rewriting Their Futures

Bridge Fellow Marvin Pierre just launched Eight Million Stories, an alternative education and workforce development program for formerly incarcerated young men.

Editorial Staff

Schools and Classrooms

A Haven for Kids in the Child Welfare System

The founder of the country’s first school for kids in the child welfare system discusses how she balances social-emotional learning with rigorous academics.

Jim Larson

Helping Teachers Become Leaders

Teachers have lots of great ideas about how to improve their schools—but they’re rarely given a chance to try them. Denver Public Schools is trying to change that.

Erin Mack Trapanese

A Day in the Life of a Teacher Leader

Rhonda Ferguson leads her school’s culture team and teaches a classroom full of pre-K kids, all while participating in DCPS’s intensive teacher development program—here’s how she does it.

April Inez Kaplowitz

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Personal Perspectives

Is Teaching Undervalued Because It’s “Women’s Work”?

We can’t afford to ignore education’s entrenched sexism any longer—women’s capabilities are undervalued, and the highest-paid positions are disproportionally held by men.

Amanda Kocon

Why I Don’t Believe in “Saving” Schools

For one former principal, community engagement is not just about sending teachers out into the community; it’s also important to bring the community into the school.

Nikki Grier

Why Special Education is a Civil Right

An educator discusses why she considers advocating for the rights of students with disabilities a crucial part of her job.

Ashley Cowger

How Six Kids Respond to Bullying

We asked six Philadelphia kids what they do when they see a classmate being bullied. Here's what they had to say.

Editorial Staff

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Systems and Policy

A Literacy Test Without Merit

By getting rid of the literacy test, New York took an important first step toward a smarter approach to certifying teachers—one that could make our pool of educators stronger and more diverse.

Dan Weisberg

Bringing the Right to Personalized Education to Every Student

The US Supreme Court ruled that kids with disabilities are entitled to a “free appropriate public education…tailored to the unique needs of” each child. What if we could promise this to all students?

Dan Weisberg

How Can States Support Better Teacher Prep? Start with Better Data.

With the right information, school systems can place more great teachers in the classrooms where they can make the biggest difference. Here’s how six states are using smarter data systems to strengthen their workforce.

Katie Diggins

An Open Letter to Betsy DeVos

During the confirmation hearings, time after time, when senators pushed DeVos to explain how she might approach a specific issue, she deflected—we’d still like answers to these questions.

Dan Weisberg

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