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TNTP Re-imagine Teaching

Debating Social Issues in the Middle School Classroom

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.

Maria Morfin

Let Compassion Lead: Shadow a Student

By spending a day with a student, educators gain new perspectives on many aspects of what kids are dealing with at school—from learning to loneliness to lunch.

sam seidel

6 Ways to Teach Black History All Year Round

Tips, lesson plans, and teaching tools for giving students rich exposure to black history throughout the school year—and not just in February.

Editorial Staff

To Close the Teacher Diversity Gap, Start with Education Schools

CEO Dan Weisberg considers the gap between the number of teachers and students of color—and the role teacher education programs play in perpetuating it.

Dan Weisberg

Black Panther Proves That Our Kids Need More Black Superheroes in the Classroom

Let’s take a cue from “Black Panther” and ensure kids have role models who look like them, both onscreen and in the classroom.

Kenya Bradshaw

Do We Love Our Children Enough to Stop School Shootings?

Mass shootings in America are a public health epidemic that poses a particular threat to our children.

Dan Weisberg

Want to Solve Silicon Valley’s Diversity Problem? These Philly Kids Know How.

Many kids of color don't get a chance to see what a STEM career truly looks like. How do we change that?

Isobel Dewey

Teaching Students to Look Ahead by Looking Back

In Brett Noble's English class, learning history is about more than facts and stories; it’s about questioning those stories—and understanding how they have been rewritten.

Brett Noble

DCPS Now Has More Great Teachers than Ever. What’s Next?

DC Public Schools discusses how they built a great team of educators—and how they retain them.

Patrick Byrnett

Can You Learn to “Free Your Mind” in Math Class?

A Fishman Prize winner on the importance of empowering his students to think for themselves—instead of telling them what to do.

Milton Bryant

Let the Kids Speak: Alana, Seventh Grader from Baton Rouge

How challenging classes, supportive teachers, and inspiring books are preparing 12-year-old Alana to become a civil rights lawyer.

Alana W., Seventh Grade Student

Favorite Thinkers 2017: Students Get the Last Word

Each year brings a steady stream of new opportunities and challenges for educators, and 2017 was particularly difficult. In the midst of it all, there remains one clear source of hope: our students.

Dan Weisberg

Let the Kids Speak: Lewis, Fourth Grader from Oregon

Fourth-grade student Lewis discusses his goal of becoming an engineer, and why he wants more group projects (but not more homework) from his teachers.

Lewis, Fourth Grade Student

On the Road with Dr. Blackburn: A Superintendent’s Listening Tour

In Florida, Brevard County Schools Superintendent Dr. Desmond Blackburn discusses his five steps for effective community engagement, and why selfies and spreadsheets are at the heart of his community engagement strategy.

Editorial Staff

Let the Kids Speak: Jose, 12th Grader From New York City

A kid discusses how great relationships with teachers of color prepared him to succeed in college—and inspired him to pursue a career in education.

Jose Romero

Academics and Advocates: Teachers on the Power of Bringing Rigor and Relevance Together

We're celebrating the back-to-school season by launching a new collection of essays by the winners of the Fishman Prize, our annual award honoring exemplary teachers.

Danielle Pierce

The Case For Community Engagement

Today, we’re sharing a set of resources for fostering authentic community engagement.

Kenya Bradshaw

A Parent’s Bill of Rights

As a parent, you have more rights than you might think when it comes to your child’s education. Here’s what you should expect from your child’s school and district.

Editorial Staff