Dr. King, Inauguration Day and Our Democracy

In the coming days our nation will be marking two occasions:  the national holiday honoring the life, service and leadership of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and the peaceful transfer of power from one presidential administration to another that we call Inauguration Day. For me, both days will be emotional.  Both days call for reflection.  More…

Organizing for Our Students

National Board Certified Teacher Ambereen Khan-Baker from Maryland blogs about how certification has helped her pay particularly close attention to issues of fairness and equity as she encourages student learning. More…

“This is the best thing my union has ever done for me”

Hearing that, you might guess a teacher just received a 10% raise, or a second planning period. What you’d never guess is that this teacher just finished a grueling four-day training, during the summer, in a high school classroom with no air conditioning. More…