This blog shares ideas, research and opinion about how to support great teaching and create vibrant classrooms.
As he prepares for his Bridge Fellowship, we sat down with Marvin Pierre to learn more about what drives him to capitalize on the untapped potential of young men of color.
2016 Bridge Fellow César A. Cruz envisions an alternative model of education for young people who too often are thought of as less than.
Zaitrarrio Collier, a 2016 Bridge Fellow, wants to expand STEM opportunities for young men of color.
Schools and Classrooms
When we tell students they have to "be this" or "look like that" to succeed, we are using our power to minimize and dehumanize young people.
"I feel like the school is taking advantage of me by making me believe my kids are learning, but the state evaluations show otherwise.”
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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.”
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.”
At only seven years old, I could tell the difference between teachers that cared and those that didn’t—I think all kids can.
Systems and Policy
Real student voice occurs when students are present, active, and an equal part of the decision-making processes.
We spoke with the head of the National Indian Education Association to discuss how schools can be better supported to engage productively with Native communities.