Joe Hansen is a freelance writer based in Portland, OR, where he lives with his partner and their spoiled yellow Lab, Charlie. He holds an M.S. in journalism from the University of Oregon and has been a writer, editor and newsroom jack-of-all-trades for newspapers, magazines and web publications since 2005. 

Articles by Joe

Learning From the Inside

Educators working in locked facilities have a lot to offer—to their students and to their public-school colleagues.

Learning to Be "Good"

Can kindness be taught? Scientists say yes.

Check It Out!

Want help boosting cultural responsiveness at your school? Ask your librarian!

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Online education helps some students—and shortchanges others.

Beautiful Differences

Think your students are too young to discuss differing abilities? Think again.
A map of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana and Mississippi with overlaid images of key state symbols and of people in community

Learning for Justice in the South

When it comes to investing in racial justice in education, we believe that the South is the best place to start. If you’re an educator, parent or caregiver, or community member living and working in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana or Mississippi, we’ll mail you a free introductory package of our resources when you join our community and subscribe to our magazine.

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