This blog shares ideas, research and opinion about how to support great teaching and create vibrant classrooms.
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.
“Change toward more culturally inclusive content is really important to me—especially considering the lack of teachers who look like me.”
Schools and Classrooms
“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.”
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.
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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.
Andre was 14 years old when he first entered the juvenile justice system. Now, at 18 he’s working on earning his GED and is interested in pursuing a career as a psychotherapist. Hear him tell his story.
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.