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TNTP Re-imagine Teaching

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

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.

Kristy Sullivan

They Said I Was Ready for College. I Wasn’t.

I was let down by my K-12 experience—in part, because of the low expectations teachers had for me that still affect me today.

Vasiki Konneh

What’s It Like to Learn in a Rigorous and Personalized Classroom?

We hear a lot about the promise of personalized learning. But what does it look like in action? Follow two middle school students through language arts class as they study “I Am Malala”—in two very different ways.

Monica Milligan and Kit Tollerson

What Do Thousands of Watches Have to Do With Improving Schools?

Confused by the high number of students who take remedial courses in college, we wanted to know what they were doing in school in the twelve years prior. To find out, we turned to an unlikely technology: potty-training watches.

Adam Maier

As a Teacher, I Know Students Need Challenging Coursework to Thrive

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.”

Joshua Martinez

Introducing the 2019 Bridge Fellows

Our two new Bridge Fellows will work on bold projects to help more students of color thrive in school—and in life.

Rasheed Meadows

Why Buffalo is “All In” for Upending the Opportunity Myth

In The Opportunity Myth, TNTP partnered with five anonymous school systems across the country to understand how students were experiencing the school day. In a candid interview, Buffalo Public Schools publicly names that they are one of those school systems.

Tequilla Brownie

What Do Families Want Most From Schools?

A parent voice organization leader discusses what families want for their children, what they expect from their schools, and how educators can be better partners.

Editorial Staff

Innovation or Rigor? Why Not Both?

"Let’s not buy into the argument that we have to choose between the rigor and innovation: We need to hit the gas on both."

Amanda Kocon

Why I Teach My Students to Fail

A teacher mentor discusses how she’s worked to expect more from her students, and what she’s doing now to help other teachers do the same. "I want to ask teachers: do you believe all kids can learn? I emphasize that word all.”

Elizabeth Suarez

The Opportunity Myth: From Conversation to Action

More than 1,500 students, educators, parents, and leaders have taken the first step to making sure that more students have better experiences in school.

Editorial Staff

Students Respond to The Opportunity Myth

In The Opportunity Myth, we listen to what kids think about their schooling. Today we're asking students what they think of the report.

Editorial Staff

What Can 4,000 Students Teach Us About School?

We’ve been telling students that doing well in school creates opportunities—that showing up, doing the work, and meeting teachers’ expectations will prepare them for their futures. Unfortunately, that’s a myth.

Dan Weisberg

As Students, We Need Curriculum That Reflects Our Culture

“Change toward more culturally inclusive content is really important to me—especially considering the lack of teachers who look like me.”

Julie Hajducky

What If We Better Understood How Students Experience School? 

In our upcoming national report, we take the radical step—for us and for our field at large—of asking kids themselves about their schooling.

Amanda Kocon

What a Fourth Grader Taught Me About Supporting ELL Students Like Her

“Even as a bilingual educator from a family of immigrants, I made a lot of assumptions in my effort to support my ELL students.”

Cristina Marks

Who Are the Next Bold Leaders in Education?

We’re looking for bold activists, innovative entrepreneurs, creative problem-solvers: anyone with big ideas for helping students of color thrive in school—and in life.

Rasheed Meadows

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