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How Cultural Differences Can Benefit Your Classroom

It’s important for educators to view English language learners’ cultural differences as “funds of knowledge.” Here, Rossier professors Ferrario and Moore offer three key strategies for reaching ELLs in the classroom.

What School Discipline Strategies Say About Race Relations in Today’s Schools

The school-to-prison pipeline disproportionately affects children of color, students with special needs, and students from low-income families and single-parent homes. But the pipeline isn’t a direct line — it’s a complicated phenomenon that weaves in educator and community ownership, systematic oppression and economic factors.

7 Things All New Teachers Need to Know

Nothing in education is as great an equalizer as the first day of school. In this survival guide for new teachers, Adam Gordon, high school teacher with the NYC Department of Education, shares the 7 things every new teacher needs to know.