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New York City Teaching Fellows

The Silent Enemy of Hopeful Educators

Peter 'Souleo' Wright | Posted 11.18.2013 | Black Voices
Peter 'Souleo' Wright

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.

Are Great Teachers Born or Made?

Dan Brown | Posted 11.04.2012 | Education
Dan Brown

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?

A Better Approach To Alternative Teaching Certification Programs

Elizabeth Hampton | Posted 07.23.2012 | Education
Elizabeth Hampton

How do we train teachers while still maximizing student learning? A more effective and controlled approach might be found in the residency model.

Open Letter to Cathie Black

Brian Gresko | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Brian Gresko

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.

"The Great Expectations School" Paperback Gets AFT President Randi Weingarten's Endorsement

Dan Brown | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dan Brown

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...