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Emily Kaplan

Emily Kaplan

Contributing Editor

I used to teach elementary school (in Guatemala and greater Boston); now I cover education full-time as a journalist and editor (based in Brooklyn). I am particularly interested in the intersections of race, class, and culture with education.

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  • Teacher Wellness

    Teaching Your Heart Out: Emotional Labor and the Need for Systemic Change

    Love for their students is what drives many teachers—but it’s also what makes the profession really, really hard.
  • English-Language Learners

    6 Essential Strategies for Teaching English Language Learners

    We interviewed educators with decades of experience in teaching ELLs and tapped a network of experts and observers to find the strategies that work.
  • Education Trends

    Dintersmith: Trust Teachers—They’re the Experts

    The best-selling author of What School Could Be shares his thoughts on what needs to come next in American education.