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Clarity through Focus (Part 2) and #RedforEd

Yolanda Wheelington Assessment, Current Affairs, Education, Education Policy, Elementary, Life in the Classroom, Professional Development, Social Issues, Teacher Leadership, Uncategorized

What I discovered at our school was something that we already knew: Although we are an urban-based public school within a district with issues mirroring the nation, we had little to no annual teacher turnover. Our students return to a

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Five Things I Learned in the Red for Ed Movement

Amethyst Hinton Sainz Current Affairs, Education, Education Policy, Professional Development, Teacher Leadership

Over the past six weeks or so, I have served as site liaison for Arizona Educators United as the Red for Ed movement evolved from t-shirt activism to an unprecedented statewide walkout of Arizona teachers. It has been an intense

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Deep and Wide

Lisa Moberg Current Affairs, Education

“Deep and wide, deep and wide…” goes the children’s gospel song that circulates through my head during these trying two months of my life.  I’ve lost my second job that supports my teacher salary, and on top of it, I

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Having ESP: Why I am Red for Techs

Amethyst Hinton Sainz Current Affairs, Education, Education Policy, Life in the Classroom, Literacy, Love, Uncategorized

When we were kids we used to joke about having ESP, extra-sensory perception. We thought it would be a blast to be psychic, read people’s minds and look into the future. Now, as a junior high teacher, I am often

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