Building Indigenous Futures for Ourselves and Our Nations
How Native educators are combatting the erasure of Indigenous perspectives in the classroom, and ensuring Native students are seen and heard.
Passing the Mic: 3 Latinx Student Leaders Share Their Hopes and Advice
For Latinx Heritage Month, we spoke to North Carolina college students about their proudest accomplishments, advice for educators, and more.
Becoming a Teacher During the Pandemic
Entering the teaching profession is different this year than ever before. New Teach For America corps members discuss their anxieties, hopes, and plans to support their students in every way they can, whether they are teaching in person, remotely, or in a hybrid model.
2020 Social Innovation Award Winners Are Helping to Strengthen Communities
These two alumni-founded ventures are working with communities to address trauma and preparing underrepresented students for jobs of the future.
High Schoolers on What Success Means to Them
In their own words, four students define success and the tools they need to achieve it. Note to grown-ups: It's not about the money.
Keeping Students at the Center in the Time of Coronavirus
How teachers and school leaders are going above and beyond to stay connected with students and families in the wake of abrupt COVID-19 school building closures.
Meet the Unexpected Experts Transforming a North Carolina Town
The residents of Tarboro, North Carolina, came together to map their toughest problems. Along the way, they realized their unique power to solve them.
Special Education Allyship In Action
Four corps members serving as special education teachers share how they promote advocacy, agency, and positive disability identity building in their classrooms.
Gay And Invisible In Rural America: Reflections On This Year’s Day Of Silence
Founded in 1996 by a group of students working on a class project focused on non-violent protests, a Day of Silence is now a national event where students raise awareness for the silencing and erasure of LGBTQ people at school. Some students wear ribbons to raise awareness while others might write letters of support for those who struggle with their sexuality. As one of the Presidents of my Gay Straight Alliance in high school, I recall participating in the event yearly. Here, in North Carolina, activities that recognize the existence and struggles of LGBTQ youth while pushing for greater support and acceptance have not been as widespread.
Gender Inequities On The Path To School Leadership
Elena Ashburn (TFA-ENC '07) is currently the Principal of Broughton High School in Raleigh and a former teacher Southern Durham High School. This Women's History Month she reflects on her doctoral research on women in educational leadership and the barriers they face because of gender inequity as well as how this impacts her work today.