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What makes achieving equity in education difficult? Perhaps our own subtle biases and perceptions still pose challenges when considering how to allocate funds, secure fair and effective assessments, promote great teaching practices, and interact with students. I reflected on these biases when I looked across the classroom at the...

When I was studying to become a teacher, which feels like many moons ago, I completed observation hours at the elementary, middle, and high school levels. I remember thinking that I was glad I wasn’t going to be an elementary school teacher because teaching foundational literacy skills seemed so...

It was on my holiday wish list that the Arizona governor and legislature would take steps toward equitable funding this year so that our students could get what they require to be successful regardless of their unique needs. Teachers like me know that different populations of students have different...

“How did class go?” asks my principal as we cross paths on our way back to our offices. Before she can finish her question, the tears come. I want to tell her how overwhelmed I am this semester. Instead, I just look at her, wipe away the...

"I don't know. I'm bad at math." This phrase, when uttered by a student of any age, can be a considerable hurdle for teachers. But it doesn't have to be. While some students may pick up on specific math skills quicker than others, every student is capable of...

According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, more than 1 in 3 American children start Kindergarten without the skills they need to learn to read. Children introduced to reading early on tend to read earlier and are more likely to excel in school than children who are not exposed...