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District to Help Teachers Better Connect with Communities In Which They Teach

Urban schools like Lincoln High can be a more challenging place to teach. Without ongoing support for new teachers, schools are more likely to see teacher turnover. | Photo Credit: Jamie Scott Lytle By Mario Koran Americans have debated the … Continue reading

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Voices: New Teachers Bear the Burden of Public Policy Failures

By Oscar Ramos Oscar Ramos taught at The Preuss School for seven years and now works at a public school district in Texas. He’s also a previous contributor to Speak City Heights partner Voice of San Diego. Ramos’ commentary has … Continue reading

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Local Report on Suspensions Echoes ‘Vergara’ Findings

Photo Credit: Shutterstock By Mario Koran Seniority-based hiring policies in San Diego Unified mean the poorest schools usually end up with the least experienced teachers. Black and Latino students who attend poor schools are disproportionately suspended and expelled. And one … Continue reading

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