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The Power of Being a Teacher

January 18, 2022

Latino Leaders

Elisa Villanueva, as chief executive officer of Teach for America is deeply involved in achieving the nonprofit organization's goal of providing low-income students with greater opportunities to reach their potential through a more equitable and outstanding public education experience.

Roundtable: Is Digital Equity Attainable in K–12 Education? | EdTech Magazine

January 18, 2022

Technology Solutions That Drive Education

From the continued need for access to the requirements for meaningful integration, four experts shared their thoughts on digital equity’s challenges and its future in our national schools.

Oprah explains her decision to donate to Teach For America's social-emotional learning program. Find out more about the $1 million grant here.

We must remember all that the educators in our state are doing to ensure that teaching, learning, and growth continues.

As a kid born in the 70s and raised primarily in Arkansas, I was a skeptic for the first seventeen years of my life.

After starting her career at Teach For America in 1998, Elisa Villanueva Beard has served as the CEO of the non-profit for the last five and a half years. Elisa spoke with Guy about how the organization has supported its teachers who are working in nearly 2,300 schools across the country, and how educators are finding creative solutions to engage with students during this challenging school year. These conversations are excerpts from our How I Built Resilience series, where Guy talks online with founders and entrepreneurs about how they're navigating turbulent times.

Remote learning due to COVID-19 is causing the most vulnerable students to take a hit in school. Here's what's happening—and how you can help.

Equitable computer science education boils down to a problem of access—access to teachers with computer science expertise, to rigorous coursework, and to the required resources and tools.

The Marcy Lab School founders are speaking candidly about the impact of the pandemic, their mission and what’s next for this company.

This has not been the “back to school” we look forward to each year. In these early days of the new school year, it has

Evergreen's talented creative team works with top brands and hosts to tell inspiring stories through branded content, original shows, and partner podcasts.

In the Houston Independent School District alone, just over 1,100 educators will start their profession during the pandemic.

Ryan Bravin has reported to his classroom every day for the last few weeks to teach English to ninth and 10th graders at his school, located in Vance ...

Want to make Arizona schools more resilient in a pandemic? Fully fund distance learning and stop the uncertainty for DACA teachers and staff.

"When we pair the highest expectations for our students with teaching that is rooted in love and support, our children can achieve and thrive. We need that now, perhaps more than ever," says guest blogger Elisa Villanueva Beard.

The Cut spoke to four educators from across the country about their experience with remote learning at the end of the last school year, and how they feel about the prospect of returning to the classroom in-person in the next months.

Kojo Asamoa-Caesar has made history as the first Ghanaian-American to run for the U.S Congress. | Pulse Nigeria

As planning for a new school year begins, North Carolina should allow students to reimagine our schools to better fit their needs.

The U.S. Supreme Court has denied the Trump administration's attempt to end provisional legal protections for immigrants. DACA lets some undocumented immigrants work in the U.S. and temporarily shields them from deportation. Some DACA recipients are working as teachers, like Linda Jurado and Yerisson Cardenas.

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