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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

Puerto Rico Is Losing Its Teachers. Are We Part of the Problem?

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?

Ivan Nieves

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

My Next Big Challenge

After 10 wonderful years with TNTP, Karolyn Belcher is heading back to school to pursue a long-time dream of leading an urban school district.

Karolyn Belcher

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

Reflecting on TNTP’s 20th Anniversary

As we close out our 20th year, we wanted to share a few reflections from some of the TNTP staff members who bring the passion, heart and smarts to our mission.

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

Our Broken Promise to High School Graduates

Unfortunately, there are millions of kids who get through high school, only to find themselves ill-prepared for college-level work.

Dan Weisberg

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