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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.

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

Theresa’s Story

Theresa at two and a half was diagnosed on the autism spectrum. She was nonverbal. Now at six and a half, you can hold a regular conversation with her, and the school district considers her on par with her peers.

Editorial Staff

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

3 Ways Teachers Can Support Special Ed Parents, Like Me

This special ed mom sold her home, quit her job, and hired a lawyer—all to get her son the education he deserved. She believes no parent should have to go through what she did, and has advice for teachers who want to help.

Lia Martin

Schools and Classrooms

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

Come On, Teachers: Let’s Own Our Development

One Fishman Prize alumni challenges teachers to figure out their weaknesses and own their development in order to improve upon them.

Steven Sanders

Do We Know How to Help Teachers Get Better?

Great teaching is real, but we are much further from achieving it at scale through professional development than we once believed.

Dan Weisberg

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Personal Perspectives

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

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

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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Most Popular Posts

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

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

The Problem with Gutting ESSA Regulations

States are often the right place for education decisions to be made, but ESSA regulations provide essential accountability for schools and protections for students.

Berrick Abramson

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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