Michelle Morrissey teaches history and special education at the Academy of the Pacific Rim High School in Boston. Prior to this, she taught in the New York City Public Schools and served as a United Federation of Teachers chapter leader. She is currently a Teach Plus Teaching Policy Fellow.Read Michelle’s upcoming blog posts to learn more about her curriculum and teaching practice at the Academy of the Pacific Rim.
August 03, 2012 / Michelle Morrissey
Standardized test scores, often maligned, offer basic information on achievement in a particular school and are an important tool for overwhelmed parents.
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May 15, 2012 / Michelle Morrissey
If we focus on making our students merely 'proficient,' are we holding them back?
"Our desire to bring every good thing to our children is a force for good throughout the world. It’s what propels societies forward." —Melinda Gates
The Global Fund has helped to deliver more than 190 million bed nets to protect families from malaria.
"The world faces a clear choice. If we invest relatively small amounts, many more poor farmers will be able to feed their families." —Bill Gates, 2012 Annual Letter
"When it come to global health, Bill and I are optimists—but we're impatient optimists. Tremendous progress is being made. But there is still so much we're impatient to see done." —Melinda French Gates
In Senegal, 80% of households now have a bed net, helping the number of malaria cases there drop 50% in a single year.
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