Teachers are the most important in-school factor for student learning. As such, they are critical to raising student achievement. Ed Trust salutes teachers and all they do to promote learning and achievement for all students, especially for students of color and those in low-income circumstances.
It’s Teacher Appreciation Week, and social media and teachers’ desks are filling up with expressions of gratitude for the extraordinarily important work that teachers do.
You can still see the stained watermark from the storm feet above eye level on the school walls. It was here, at a high school just off the highway that runs along the Gulf Coast between New Orleans and Gulfport, Mississippi, that I met Mr. King.