Category Archives: English Language Learners

Students Need to Do More Than Opt Out. They Need to Strike.

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Thank you Peter DeWitt for this post. Ghandi said, “A nation’s greatness is measured by how it treats its weakest members.” Some version of that was in my head and on my heart when I left the school building around … Continue reading

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12 Hours of Testing

  I’ll say it plainly. English Language Learners have 6 hours to complete each of their 5 required regents exams, and they usually take at least 5 of those hours. Oftentimes, the tests that are required of them fall on … Continue reading

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Thank you SUNY!

Thank you Kay Broughton, Taras Kufel, and everyone else at SUNY for making this alumni piece happen, and for bringing awareness to our refugees and to this project:   http://blog.suny.edu/2015/06/from-conflict-to-classroom-an-alum-is-working-to-give-students-a-chance/   You guys are the best!

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Thank you to Natasha Sachs

Thank you to Natasha Sachs from Cobleskill-Richmondville High School for writing about this project on the Times Union High School Blog: http://blog.timesunion.com/highschool/albany-high-teacher-starts-fund-for-refugee-scholarship/46553/ We appreciate everyone working hard to get the word out! Thank you!

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High Standards

“Some people say we have to raise standards as if this is a breakthrough. Like really, yes, we should. Why would you lower them?” Sir Ken Robinson  “The task of teaching is never quantifiable. If everything I learned in High School is a measurable objective, I haven’t learned … Continue reading

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The Refugee Scholarship Fund, Interview

Thank you WAMC for helping me to get the word out! http://wamc.org/post/albany-teacher-seeks-scholarship-program-refugees  

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