Ellen Fracassini taught seventh and eighth grade for 10 years in New York City public schools, where she also held various teacher leadership positions. She earned her master’s degree from Fordham University in Secondary English Education. She is an experienced ELA curriculum writer and currently teaches seventh and eighth grade in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, public schools.

Articles by Ellen

Checking Yourself for Bias in the Classroom

Unconscious bias can shape the responses of even the most well-intentioned educators. But you can check yourself—one teacher shares how.
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Welcome to Learning for Justice—Formerly Teaching Tolerance!

Our work has evolved in the last 30 years, from reducing prejudice to tackling systemic injustice. So we’ve chosen a new name that better reflects that evolution: Learning for Justice.

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