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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 ColorAllison RiddleEdWeek

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 We need more teachers like Black Panther's T'C'halla now!James E. FordEducation Post
This Black History Month Teach Your Students About African Americans in the MilitaryKelisa WingEducation Post
Someone Like Me: How One State Teacher of the Year Moved From Bias to Equity LiteracyRebecca Eunmi HaslamEdWeek

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Some Kids Dare You to Teach ThemRebecca MieliwockiEdWeek

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I Know White Teachers Can Be Biased Against Kids of Color Because I WasSydney ChaffeeEducation Post
Forget the White House, the Eagles Should Celebrate Black Lives Matter Week at my SchoolTopher KandikEducation Post 
This Teacher of the Year Showed Me Just How Important DACA IsMike SoskilEducation 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 VogelsangEdWeek

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These Teachers of the Year Stand for Those Who Choose to Kneel2017 State Teachers of the YearEducation Post
Finding the Right School for Your Kid Shouldn’t Be a Privilege Patrick KellyEducation Post
You Can Keep Your School Choice Debate. I’m Choosing the Best Option for My Child.Kelisa WingEducation Post
When it Comes to Advanced Coursework, Equity is AccessNate BowlingEdWeek

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Once You've Got a Seat at the Table, You Need to Have the Tough ConversationsKelisa WingEducation 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 LinesAngie MillerEdWeek

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How Two Students’ Warmth and Support Helped Me Come Out at SchoolBecky TapleyEducation Post
 I’m Trying to Teach My Students That Mass Shootings Aren’t Normal, But It’s Getting HarderMichelle PearsonEducation Post
 Here’s Everything You Should Do for LGBT History Month in Your ClassroomRich OgnibeneEducation Post
A Commitment to Justice: Educator to EducatorJemelleh CoesEducation Post
Sometimes You Gotta Check Your Teacher Friends on Their Social Justice ActivismJemelleh Coes Education Post
Why the Hell Didn’t Someone Put These Books in My Hand When I Was Younger?Nate BowlingEducation Post
Don't like 'take a knee'? Take a civics course.Patrick KellyEducation Post
When ‘Good Enough’ Isn’t Good Enough at All for Our Students of ColorJosh Parker Education Post
First-Generation Immigrants Like Mari Are Called DREAMers for a ReasonKelisa WingEducation Post
I was a racist teacher and I didn't even know it.Laurie CalvertEducation Post
After Charlottesville: Having Tough Conversations in an Age of ExtremismNate BowlingEdWeek

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Food Insecurity: The Hidden Equity Hurdle in our Schools Brett BighamEdWeek
The Fight for Social Justice Begins in the ClassroomTopher KandikEducation Post
To All of the Educators, Love Not Money Will Close the GapKelisa WingEducation Post
I Never Thought Gifted and Talented Kids Could Be At-Risk Too, Until My Son Said He Wanted to Drop Out of SchoolMichelle PearsonEducation Post
Every Single Educator Has to Stand Up and Recognize Racism in This CountryMaryann Woods-MurphyEducation Post
How does school choice work in rural schools?

 

Anna BaldwinEdWeek

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Special Education Was Created to Push Students Forward But It’s Been Used to Hold Them BackJemelleh CoesEducation Post
Teachers, We Are Failing Our LGBT Youth. But There’s Something You Can Do Right Now.Brett BighamEducation Post
I Have the Courage to Teach LGBTQ Literature Because It Saved My LifeJane McMahonEducation Post
Trauma is Real. But Connection Can HealGary AbudEdWeek

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I Made Every Phone Call, Sent Every Email, Text and Tweet So My Student Could Attend the College of Her DreamsAnna BaldwinEducation Post
Take After-School Programs Off of the Political Chopping BlockAllison RiddleEdWeek

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Teachers of the Year Sang ‘Lift Every Voice and Sing’ at the White House and It Was EverythingKelisa WingEducation Post
What Happens When a Student is Put Out of Class?Josh ParkerEdWeek

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What I Want From My Next Teaching JobTom RademacherEdWeek

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Take Afterschool Programs Off the Political Chopping BlockAllison RiddleEdWeek

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Fighting for the Dreamers in and out of the ClassroomJames FordEdWeek

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To the Educators Who Will Teach My Colleague’s White SonJemelleh CoesEdWeek

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Lessons from the Garden: What Teachers Can Do to Help Our Most Vulnerable Students ThriveNate BowlingEdWeek

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What to do when the next awful thing happens

 

Tom RademacherEdWeek

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To the educators who will teach my Black daughterJemelleh CoesEdWeek

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6 Things Teachers Can Do When Bad News StrikesAngie MillerEdWeek

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Relationships are everythingJames Ford

 

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The Difficult (and Satisfying) Run of Teaching Defiant StudentsAllison RiddleEdWeek

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Mission-Minded TeachingJames FordEdWeek

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Teaching Children of Color vs “Tough Love”Justin MinkelEdWeek

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The Danger of a Single Story and How Common Core Can HelpJosh ParkerEducation Post
Teens Talk about RacismMary Ann Woods MurphyEducation Post
This is the Summer of Race and Equity in EducationAnna BaldwinEducation Post
Your White Teacher is WokeMaddie FennellEducation Post
What it Means to Bridge the GapJody ZeppNNSTOY blog
Meet Jayden and Be ChangedMichael Dunlea NNSTOY blog
4 Things Every Teacher Should Do to Help Students Move Forward Post-ElectionMonica WashingtonEducation Post
A Rural Teacher Gets a Glimpse into Urban School DisciplineJaclyn Roller RyanNNSTOY blog
Reflections on Saving Tomorrow TodayPat JordanNNSTOY blog

 

 

 

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