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Recent articles written by State Teachers of the Year and Finalists in support of educational equity.

When White Teachers Avoid Conversations About Race, We Marginalize Students of Color Allison Riddle EdWeek

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 We need more teachers like Black Panther's T'C'halla now! James E. Ford Education Post
This Black History Month Teach Your Students About African Americans in the Military Kelisa Wing Education Post
Someone Like Me: How One State Teacher of the Year Moved From Bias to Equity Literacy Rebecca Eunmi Haslam EdWeek

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Some Kids Dare You to Teach Them Rebecca Mieliwocki EdWeek

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I Know White Teachers Can Be Biased Against Kids of Color Because I Was Sydney Chaffee Education Post
Forget the White House, the Eagles Should Celebrate Black Lives Matter Week at my School Topher Kandik Education Post 
This Teacher of the Year Showed Me Just How Important DACA Is Mike Soskil Education Post
Some Tips for a White Teacher Trying to Stop Being Racist  Tom Rademacher  Education Post
To achieve equity in my classroom, I had to check my own bias at the door  Karen Vogelsang EdWeek

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These Teachers of the Year Stand for Those Who Choose to Kneel 2017 State Teachers of the Year Education Post
Finding the Right School for Your Kid Shouldn’t Be a Privilege Patrick Kelly Education Post
You Can Keep Your School Choice Debate. I’m Choosing the Best Option for My Child. Kelisa Wing Education Post
When it Comes to Advanced Coursework, Equity is Access Nate Bowling EdWeek

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Once You've Got a Seat at the Table, You Need to Have the Tough Conversations Kelisa Wing Education Post
I Shouldn't Have to Go to a Conference of Black Male Educators to Realize How Essential They Are for Our Schools  Tom Rademacher  Education Post
Librarians — It’s Time to Get on the Front Lines Angie Miller EdWeek

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How Two Students’ Warmth and Support Helped Me Come Out at School Becky Tapley Education Post
 I’m Trying to Teach My Students That Mass Shootings Aren’t Normal, But It’s Getting Harder Michelle Pearson Education Post
 Here’s Everything You Should Do for LGBT History Month in Your Classroom Rich Ognibene Education Post
A Commitment to Justice: Educator to Educator Jemelleh Coes Education Post
Sometimes You Gotta Check Your Teacher Friends on Their Social Justice Activism Jemelleh Coes  Education Post
Why the Hell Didn’t Someone Put These Books in My Hand When I Was Younger? Nate Bowling Education Post
Don't like 'take a knee'? Take a civics course. Patrick Kelly Education Post
When ‘Good Enough’ Isn’t Good Enough at All for Our Students of Color Josh Parker  Education Post
First-Generation Immigrants Like Mari Are Called DREAMers for a Reason Kelisa Wing Education Post
I was a racist teacher and I didn't even know it. Laurie Calvert Education Post
After Charlottesville: Having Tough Conversations in an Age of Extremism Nate Bowling EdWeek

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Food Insecurity: The Hidden Equity Hurdle in our Schools  Brett Bigham EdWeek
The Fight for Social Justice Begins in the Classroom Topher Kandik Education Post
To All of the Educators, Love Not Money Will Close the Gap Kelisa Wing Education Post
I Never Thought Gifted and Talented Kids Could Be At-Risk Too, Until My Son Said He Wanted to Drop Out of School Michelle Pearson Education Post
Every Single Educator Has to Stand Up and Recognize Racism in This Country Maryann Woods-Murphy Education Post
How does school choice work in rural schools?

 

Anna Baldwin EdWeek

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Special Education Was Created to Push Students Forward But It’s Been Used to Hold Them Back Jemelleh Coes Education Post
Teachers, We Are Failing Our LGBT Youth. But There’s Something You Can Do Right Now. Brett Bigham Education Post
I Have the Courage to Teach LGBTQ Literature Because It Saved My Life Jane McMahon Education Post
Trauma is Real. But Connection Can Heal Gary Abud EdWeek

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I Made Every Phone Call, Sent Every Email, Text and Tweet So My Student Could Attend the College of Her Dreams Anna Baldwin Education Post
Take After-School Programs Off of the Political Chopping Block Allison Riddle EdWeek

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Teachers of the Year Sang ‘Lift Every Voice and Sing’ at the White House and It Was Everything Kelisa Wing Education Post
What Happens When a Student is Put Out of Class? Josh Parker EdWeek

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What I Want From My Next Teaching Job Tom Rademacher EdWeek

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Take Afterschool Programs Off the Political Chopping Block Allison Riddle EdWeek

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Fighting for the Dreamers in and out of the Classroom James Ford EdWeek

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To the Educators Who Will Teach My Colleague’s White Son Jemelleh Coes EdWeek

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Lessons from the Garden: What Teachers Can Do to Help Our Most Vulnerable Students Thrive Nate Bowling EdWeek

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What to do when the next awful thing happens

 

Tom Rademacher EdWeek

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To the educators who will teach my Black daughter Jemelleh Coes EdWeek

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6 Things Teachers Can Do When Bad News Strikes Angie Miller EdWeek

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Relationships are everything James Ford

 

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The Difficult (and Satisfying) Run of Teaching Defiant Students Allison Riddle EdWeek

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Mission-Minded Teaching James Ford EdWeek

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Teaching Children of Color vs “Tough Love” Justin Minkel EdWeek

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The Danger of a Single Story and How Common Core Can Help Josh Parker Education Post
Teens Talk about Racism Mary Ann Woods Murphy Education Post
This is the Summer of Race and Equity in Education Anna Baldwin Education Post
Your White Teacher is Woke Maddie Fennell Education Post
What it Means to Bridge the Gap Jody Zepp NNSTOY blog
Meet Jayden and Be Changed Michael Dunlea NNSTOY blog
4 Things Every Teacher Should Do to Help Students Move Forward Post-Election Monica Washington Education Post
A Rural Teacher Gets a Glimpse into Urban School Discipline Jaclyn Roller Ryan NNSTOY blog
Reflections on Saving Tomorrow Today Pat Jordan NNSTOY blog

 

 

 

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