In my previous Huffington Post blog I wrote very critically about Teach for America. New York City has its own alternative certification Teach for Ame...
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As a black male who grew up economically disadvantaged, I benefited greatly from teachers throughout my academic life. I've always known the value of being an educator.
It's not always pretty, but my students have shown important progress toward college and career readiness -- something I could never claim from my rookie misadventure at P.S. 85. What accounts for the change?
How do we train teachers while still maximizing student learning? A more effective and controlled approach might be found in the residency model.
Ms. Black, don't think that you're blazing any trails here. In 2002, to much less fanfare, I also left Hearst Corporation for a job at the New York City Department of Education -- as a teacher.
Classrooms are ready-made for great stories. Comprised of twenty-some children and one adult, bound by a common mission, they are intersections of you...
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