The Great Thanksgiving Listen from StoryCorps

I’m an NPR junkie. National Public Radio gives me a Writers’ Almanac to break up the breaking and often heartbreaking news. It gives me Car Guys. It gives me Prairie Home Companion. And. It gives me StoryCorps. More…

No Power like the Power of the People

In cafeterias, student unions, dorms, classrooms, quads; through sit-ins, walkouts, and protests; across the country, students are taking action to expose racial injustice and demand change. We know that when students of color are stereotyped and marginalized, it is far more difficult for them to learn and achieve. This is not up for debate. This is fact. More…

Season for Giving Thanks

This is my favorite time of the year because ’tis the season for giving thanks. Just last week we paused to give thanks to the veterans who have sacrificed to protect this great nation. We have another reason to be grateful to our veterans: together with teachers, they played a pivotal role nearly a century ago in education. More…

Real Superheroes Wear Sweaters

Let me tell you about some people who change the world every day: amazing rabble rousers in appliqued sweater vests. They drive your child’s school bus. They teach second grade. They are leading the fight for child nutrition and to end childhood hunger. More…

Something Important Happens Here

Everywhere I go I tell people about the amazing educators I serve. I tell the people I sit next to on airplanes. I tell taxi drivers. I tell my friends and family probably way too much. I tell people who already know and I tell people who don’t want to hear it. More…