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.
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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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