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May 09, 2014 - 6:30:24 posted by Tiphani Davis and Callie McDonald

Thank You, Mrs. Evans

My eighth grade year I had the pleasure of having some pretty amazing teachers, more specifically, my English and Reading teachers.  Read More»

Topics: Teachers

May 08, 2014 - 4:09:56 posted by Kayla M.

The Extra Mile

When the bell rang signaling the last class period for the school day, most kids’ thoughts shifted toward after school activities, sports, or any of the other plans they may have had for after school dismissal.  Read More»

Topics: Teachers

May 08, 2014 - 6:30:57 posted by Eric Lerum

Celebrating National Charter Schools Week

It’s National Charter Schools Week and I’ve been thinking a lot about why I support charter schools.  Read More»

Topics: Charter Schools

May 07, 2014 - 6:30:33 posted by Dr. Dayciaa Smith

Mrs. Highnote: A Teacher of a Lifetime

When I reflect on teachers who especially influenced me during my youth, Mrs. Highnote is one of the first to come to mind. Read More»

Topics: Teachers

May 06, 2014 - 6:00:26 posted by Dido Balla

I Teach for Jeyson

Often, family members, friends, colleagues, and even my students ask me, “Why do you teach?” When I think about an answer to this question, I can’t help but think about that Monday morning, when 17 year old Jeyson entered my 9th grade ESOL class in late November. Read More»

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May 05, 2014 - 5:21:20 posted by Sasha Growick

A Teacher’s Words to Louis C.K.

Last week, comedian Louis C.K. joined the ranks of Common Core critics by complaining about his third grade daughter’s math homework on Twitter. The Common Core-aligned assignment, he claimed, was so difficult and confusing that it caused his daughter to hate math. Read More»

Topics: Common Core

May 05, 2014 - 7:11:39 posted by Julian Lamme

RIP Mr. Ferreter: A Great Teacher

It has been two years since my kindergarten teacher passed away. He was an awesome teacher. I still get sad when I think about how he is not here anymore. I bet everybody who reads this knows a teacher like Mr. Ferreter. Read More»

Topics: Teachers

May 02, 2014 - 12:23:56 posted by StudentsFirst

Describing Our Favorite Teachers

As part of Teacher Appreciation Week, we asked members of the StudentsFirst team to describe their favorite teachers in just one word. Here are some of the responses. Read More»

Topics: Teachers

May 01, 2014 - 2:56:00 posted by Michelle Humphrey

Teachers for Transformation Academy: Now Accepting Applications!

I joined the StudentsFirst team to engage more teachers, parents and community members to act on behalf of students Read More»

April 28, 2014 - 6:08:26 posted by Jacob Waters

Celebrating High-Performing Public Charter Schools

Last week, U.S. News and World Report released their list of the best high schools in the United States. It contains some encouraging news for advocates of school choice: despite making up only 6 percent of the country’s public schools, public charters account for 24 percent of the list. Read More»

Topics: Charter Schools

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