The Need to Believe
Talitha Simeona, MA is a recent addition to the National Urban Alliance family. In addition to her work as a mentor-in-training with NUA, Simeona is a district-wide mentor to first-year teachers in Prince George’s County, Maryland.
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It takes more than good intentions to make meaningful change The “spirit slashing” of injustice: that’s what Veronica McDermott calls the psychic toll that marginalized students face every day. Students can be marginalized because of race, economic status, language, sexual …
Transformational Pedagogy: Cashing the Promissory Note of Equity for All Students – Especially Those Who Are Marginalized
What makes equity so hard to achieve are its many facets, so numerous and complex they are hard to define. This inability to define equity handily is especially confounding for urban districts that reach out to our organization, the National …
Marcia Cantarella’s advice is not only concrete and practical, it covers situations that may overwhelm and derail students as they attempt to navigate the path to graduation.
Far too many boys don’t get the support at home or in the community they need to thrive as adults. Instead, that job falls almost completely on their teachers.
In a role reversal, Ms. O’Bryant and other teachers at Brick Avon Academy are getting pointers from their students this year as part of an unusual teacher training.
The recent national conversation about our K-12 schools has done a remarkable job of reducing complex issues to simple choices.
The recent report by a Chicago-based research group underscores what teachers, principals and student have told me for years
The way we provide professional learning experiences and support our nation’s teachers is a running source of debate