To wrap up the year, we’ve asked education leaders to share their new year’s resolutions—what they’re going to do to improve student experiences in 2019
Fishman Prize Winner Joshua Martinez introduced more rigorous content in his class, and his fourth-graders rose to the occasion. “When given a challenging and personalized learning environment, students thrive.”
A high school junior talks with his mother about what schools can do better to prepare kids for college. “Families shouldn’t have to wait until senior year to be faced with the reality that their kids aren't ready for college.”
“Change toward more culturally inclusive content is really important to me—especially considering the lack of teachers who look like me.”
Charles Savage and Marvin Pierre discuss disrupting the school-to-prison pipeline in Harris County—the county with the highest number of incarcerated children in Texas.
“Even as a bilingual educator from a family of immigrants, I made a lot of assumptions in my effort to support my ELL students.”
"I feel like the school is taking advantage of me by making me believe my kids are learning, but the state evaluations show otherwise.”
A 16-year-old discusses why graduating is important. “My mom cares a lot about me getting my diploma. Some of our family members didn’t complete high school, and she’s seen how hard it can be to improve your life without an education.”
An eighth-grader reflects on educational equity: “As I’ve started thinking more about my future, I’ve had to realize who I’m competing against: people with more resources, more exposure, and more support.”
At only seven years old, I could tell the difference between teachers that cared and those that didn’t—I think all kids can.
Real student voice occurs when students are present, active, and an equal part of the decision-making processes.
Fifth-grade English students cut through the noise of current events to form their own identities and perspectives at a time when their community—and their families—feel threatened.
As advocates for kids, is it our responsibility to fight for policies and work toward solutions for all children—or is it our priority to help our clients address their local teacher shortages?
Let’s take a cue from “Black Panther” and ensure kids have role models who look like them, both onscreen and in the classroom.