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Teacher Appreciation Week: He Pushed Us Hard and Held on Tight

As we wrap up Teacher Appreciation Week, I’ve done some reflecting about my own years as a student. There are teachers who have a lasting impact on our lives and on April 2nd, I lost one of mine. Mr. Murphy wasn’t just special because of how much knowledge of history and politics was crammed into… Continue reading Teacher Appreciation Week: He Pushed Us Hard and Held on Tight

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We Can’t Let Our Love For Our Students Morph Into Low Academic Expectations

By Jessica Waters I remember the day like it was yesterday. The year was 2013 and I was in the oval office with President Obama to receive an award for excellence in teaching. I was there as the 2013 RI Teacher of the Year to represent the teachers in my state and to honor the… Continue reading We Can’t Let Our Love For Our Students Morph Into Low Academic Expectations