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Emily Kaplan

Contributing Editor

Emily Kaplan is a freelance journalist and editor living in Brooklyn, NY. Her writing and photography appear in publications including Edutopia, The Hechinger Report, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Atlantic, and Harper's. Before becoming a journalist, she was a public school teacher licensed in elementary education and English as a Second Language. She graduated from Harvard College and Boston College's Lynch School of Education, where she was an Urban Teaching Fellow.

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Posts

  • Education Trends

    What’s Lost When We Rush Kids Through Childhood

    The author of "The Importance of Being Little" on the costs of our collective failure to see the world through the eyes of children.
  • 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.