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I Graduated From This School and Think They Provide a Good Blueprint for Online Learning

The COVID-19 pandemic that forced scores of public and private school students out of their classroomsand into online learning has had predictably...

Kamala Harris Has an Opportunity to Stand Up for Black Kids

After months of speculation in what I personally believe is the least covered presidential campaign in modern history, Joe Biden announced Senator Kamala...

Hard Truth: Good Relationships With Students Do Not Mean They Learn

In the aftermath of non-traditional instruction (NTI) school closures, as I reflect on the whirlwind that has been February through now in...

Rep. Ocasio-Cortez Is Against Police Union Endorsements But Seems to Think Teachers’ Union Endorsements are Just Fine

This past weekend Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a fellow Queens native and upcoming Democratic superstar, had this to say about the New York...

With Remote Learning, Schools Are Watching and Reporting Parents at Alarming Rates

As remote learning creates more distance between school districts and students, school and state officials are clinging to control however they can....

“Now I Have Hope,” Says Homeless Mom Whose Children Finally Have Wifi and Laptops for School

At brightbeam we talk a lot about the digital divide, a major obstacle to equitably delivering home instruction during this pandemic.  New Jersey is...

LTL Ep. 16: Justice in the Classroom (ft. Sharif El-Mekki)

https://www.facebook.com/103231601056933/videos/750956065464556 Sharif El-Mekki is a lifelong educator and father of six who believes deeply that justice in the...

On Distance Learning, A Teacher’s Words of Advice: Keep It Simple

So, I’ve been doing this virtual learning thing with students for a week (really three days, but who’s counting?). After a ridiculously...