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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.

Can Rural Kids Live the American Dream, Too?

Our Executive Vice President discusses how her rural upbringing taught her the importance of schools as community hubs, and the many ways in which that influences her rural work at TNTP.

Tequilla Banks

Hither and Yon: The Value of Rural Place

The founder of Rural Schools Collaborative discusses why he believes public schools might be the best bets we have for strengthening rural America.

Ryan Fowler

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

Schools and 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

A New Recipe for School Design

How one Bridge Fellow is using his Harvard doctorate and experience with Oakland youth to design a school meant to disrupt the school to prison pipeline.

Dr. César A. Cruz

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

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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 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

Beating Bullying in My Classroom

To stop bullying and homophobia in his classroom, this educator teaches students to stand up for their classmates.

William Shelton

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Systems and Policy

When Teachers Choose to Teach, Kids Win

Kids win when teachers love where they work, but this fall in New York City, schools with open teaching positions could be forced to hire teachers they didn’t choose.

Dan Weisberg

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

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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