Pop Links is Teach For America’s twice-weekly roundup of education news and resources for teachers.
- Happy New Year! NPR predicts the six biggest education stories for the upcoming year!
- Teach For America alum and staffer Scott Faris reflects on what he’s learned in the five years since he was in the classroom.
- A college freshman who struggled in his high school years shares how motivational videos by Eric Thomas, aka “The Hip Hop Preacher,” changed his mindset about what he can achieve.
- When most Americans hear the word “segregation”, they think to the past and the deep South. However, alarming statistics show that NY State and NY City contain some of the most segregated schools in the country.
- Make quiet time fun! Give your students a visual representation of their noise levels using these whimsical noise meter sites.