Home Is a Dream and a Cage—but It Doesn’t Have To Be
Immigrants who are DACA-protected or otherwise undocumented should get to choose what and where “home” is.
The Fight to Keep English Learners From Falling Through the Cracks
COVID-19 has taken an unprecedented toll on English learners. Families, educators, and school leaders are giving their all to keep English learners on track through this unpredictable and challenging school year.
Diary of a Social Worker: Making Mental Health for Students a Priority During a Pandemic
Mobile mental health specialist Esther Kwak is adjusting to working from home while delivering urgent mental health services to Houston area students.
Bringing Diversity and Student Stories to Bookshelves
Jennifer De Leon (Bay Area ’02) says not every reader will get the references in her novel featuring a Latinx heroine—and that's fine by her. She's decentering whiteness and decolonizing shelves.
When Parents Won't Give Up
A group of Minneapolis parents with roots in Somalia are getting a distinctly American lesson in how education systems work, and just how much strategizing and speaking out it takes to be heard.
‘Resilient and Thriving’: What Immigrants Bring to Education
In honor of Immigrant Heritage Month, Teach For America speaks with three alumni in the immigrant community about their time in the classroom and how they leverage their identities in their careers of impact to fight for educational equity.
Undocumented in Color
Atlanta Artist Yehimi Cambrón (Metro Atlanta ’15) brings to life the complexities of the immigrant experience through murals that make this issue, and the people at the heart of this issue, unavoidable.
A Teacher’s Future Hangs on a Supreme Court Case
While he waits for the U.S. Supreme Court to rule on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), a teacher serenades his community.
Finding Power in Art
For many people, immigration status—whether their own or their families’—can be a source of intense fear and anxiety. In Arizona, a nonprofit seeks to harness and heal those painful lived experiences.