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VIDEO: Memphis Teacher Residency
Originally Posted: 08/15/2014 - 2:02pm | Type: Magazine Article

The Editors Memphis Teacher Residency believes that "urban education is the single greatest social justice and civil rights issue in ...

When Catholic Schools Fire Gay Teachers, Laity Push Back
Originally Posted: 10/07/2013 - 11:55am | Type: Blog

A recent spate of sackings at Catholic institutions — about eight in the past two years — is wrenching for dioceses and Catholic schools, where some deem these decisions required and righteous, and others see ...

How Antoinette Tuff Showed the Solution Is Not More Guns in Our Schools
Originally Posted: 08/22/2013 - 2:28pm | Type: Blog

When major news networks began playing a recording of suburban Atlanta school employee Antoinette Tuff’s 911 call reporting a shooter in her school’s building on Tuesday, I almost turned off the TV. Then, I he ...

The Teaching of Empathy
Originally Posted: 03/12/2013 - 9:29am | Type: Blog

I reflected over my five years teaching at this Title I elementary school. "Who am I, what have I done, to become Teacher of the Year?" I asked myself. The announcement ...

Introducing The Emerging Voices Project: One Vision. Many Voices.
Originally Posted: 09/21/2012 - 10:30am | Type: Blog

Today, Sojourners in launching a new project called Emerging Voices, and it’s one of the most exciting things I have been involved with for a long time. It aims to mentor, develop, and promote the most dynamic ...

Test Anxiety
Originally Posted: 08/14/2012 - 4:39pm | Type: Magazine Article

Jan Resseger How the out-of-control emphasis on high-stakes testing jeopardizes school reform. THE SO-CALLED ...

Beyond 'Superman'
Originally Posted: 08/14/2012 - 4:36pm | Type: Magazine Article

Nicole Baker Fulgham Four traits of successful public school reform. I'VE BEEN INVOLVED in public educat ...

What Do You Want to Be When You Grow Up?
Originally Posted: 08/27/2012 - 10:06am | Type: Blog

I babysat often through high school and remember a mom asking the dreaded question. I answered that I wanted to be a lawyer. She asked if I had ever thought about teaching. My response? I laughed and told her ...

Teachers Are Builders
Originally Posted: 08/24/2012 - 10:45am | Type: Blog

When the temptation to think kids like James just can't learn tears us down, I'm going to tell the story about the time he jumped up with a raised fist and shouted, "I did it!" when he read ...

SURVEY: Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?
Originally Posted: 12/07/2012 - 12:48pm | Type: Magazine Article

Elaina Ramsey Take a test to measure your “intelligence.” Kids these days experience a lot of pressure, espec ...

'I Come From Where They Come'
Originally Posted: 07/31/2012 - 1:18pm | Type: Blog

I see the way Sandra loves our students, the way she knows their names. How she talks to them and helps them. I just want Sandra to know that someone noticed. Every school day jus ...

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: April 9, 2012
Originally Posted: 04/09/2012 - 4:58pm | Type: Blog

Still looking for Easter links? Check out this compilation of 65 of the sketchiest Easter bunnies . [ Buzz Feed ] April is National Poetry Month – find 30 ways to celebrate. [ Poets.org ] This University of Nebraska professor is a popul ...

Will the Class of 2012 Head for Main Street or Wall Street?
Originally Posted: 11/18/2011 - 12:22pm | Type: Blog

But what would it look like if we didn’t follow the money? What if Wall Street paid no more than schools or hospitals? Why do so many of America's best and brightest want to ...