Episode 26: School Equity & Resources with Nate Bowling

In episode 26, Dan and Michael talk with 2016 Washington state Teacher of the Year Nate Bowling about school equity and resources.

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Books, articles, lessons, and other amazing resources

  1. You can find more about Nate’s work on his site: http://www.natebowling.com/
  2. Here’s the State of Washington release on Nate winning the 2016 Teacher of the Year award: http://www.k12.wa.us/EducationAwards/TOY/TOY2016.aspx WOo hOo!
  3. Learn more about Teachers United on their site: http://teachersunitedwa.org/
  4. Nate has written, and been written about, in several great articles. Here are three of them:
  5. The Problem We All Live With PART ONE” American Life episode on segregation in Normandy School District on the border of Ferguson, Missouri.
  6. What happens when two separate and unequal school districts merge?” by Nicole Lewis from the Hechinger Report (10.03.16)
  7. Nikole Hannah-Jones reports on school segregation. Here’s her website: http://nikolehannahjones.com/. Here are three articles by her:
    1. Choosing a School for My Daughter in a Segregated City:How one school became a battleground over which children benefit from a separate and unequal system” (2016, June 9)
    2. The Continuing Reality of Segregated Schools” (2015, July 31)
    3.  “School Segregation, the Continuing Tragedy of Ferguson” (2014, December 19)
  8. EdBuild is a nonprofit organization focused on bringing common sense and fairness to the way states fund schools: http://www.edbuild.org/

Contact

Nate Bowling currently teaches AP Government and Human Geography at Lincoln High in the Tacoma School District in Washington state. You can contact him on Twitter at @Nate_Bowling.

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