First Person is where Chalkbeat features personal essays by educators, students, parents, and others thinking and writing about public education.
We toured schools looking for engaged students, creative classwork, and more.
Schools across the cities are adopting new reading curriculums. The transition won’t be easy, but it will be worth it.
Hannah Dellinger, Chalkbeat Detroit’s newest reporter, opens up about why she became a journalist focused on protecting kids and their right to a quality education.
Campers share joy, pain, and a powerful connection. For kids with muscular dystrophy, it’s magical.
When an app told me I was on track to spend 17 years of my life on screens, I knew something had to change.
I understand why many teachers are afraid to bring up the Israel-Hamas war. I, too, was afraid.
These six high school students in NYC and Newark will be writing essays for Chalkbeat.
Education issues are often national, progress in schools is possible, history matters, research doesn’t have all the answers, and parents view schools differently than pundits.
Our California school district has a large population of Mexican families for whom neither Spanish nor English is their first language.
I have no formal training, but I’m an expert in my child.
An English teacher and a school librarian in NYC launched an effort that is helping teens increase their reading stamina.
My experiences led me to fight for change for Tennessee teachers.
Miss Anne Marie, a teacher with NYC’s Hospital Schools, taught elementary school from the pediatric cancer ward.
Many lessons focus on what unfolded on that terrible Tuesday without examining the devastation that followed.
The question for all but the strongest, most charismatic teaching personalities: How do you want to come across to your new students?
We’ve failed to show many educators of color that teaching and education leadership are viable career paths.