Equity

Celebrating Teacher Appreciation Week: Conexión Américas

May 1, 2017 | Student Achievement

Great teachers know that all students deserve an excellent education. That’s why the Tennessee Educational Equity Coalition, a network of education advocates led by Conexión Américas, is celebrating Teacher Appreciation Week by honoring five Tennessee teachers who believe in educational equity for all students. One of those teachers is Diarese…

Building Equity in Education

September 27, 2016 | Effective Teaching

Reflections from Teaching Fellow Meenoo Rami   For those of you who don’t know me, I’ve had the honor of serving as the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s teaching fellow over the past year. During that time, I have had the opportunity to reflect on the many rich conversations we’ve had at Teacher Advisory…

Q&A with Peggy Brookins, National Board for Professional Teaching Standards

September 25, 2016 | Effective Teaching

The National Board partners with diverse stakeholders, representing educators, administrators, policymakers and advocates, to ensure that many more students in America have the opportunity to learn from accomplished teachers. In this Q&A, Peggy Brookins, President and CEO of the National Board shares updates on the National Board’s work and its impact…

Charter School Spotlight: Roots Elementary

June 1, 2016 | Charter Schools

Walk into Roots Elementary and you'll quickly see that it's not your average school. Rather than classrooms of 30 students being taught the same material by one teacher, each Roots student works with a teacher to develop a personal learning plan. The students then spend much of their day in an open,…