Geneviève DeBose, NBCT

Geneviève DeBose is an educator, artist, and activist who has taught middle school in Los Angeles (her hometown), Oakland, and the South Bronx for over a decade. She is a proud National Board Certified Teacher who returned to the classroom in September 2014 after three years of policy work at the national level. She strongly believes that education is a tool for social justice and empowerment and that learning experiences for children should be culturally relevant, student-centered, and interactive. She currently teaches 7th grade English Language Arts at the Bronx Studio School for Writers and Artists. Her blog “Back to the Point” can be found at, and you can follow her on Twitter @GenevieveDeBose.

What Matters Now

August 17, 2016

On Wednesday, August 10, the National Commission on Teaching & America’s Future (NCTAF) released What Matters Now: A New Compact for Teaching and Learning. The report lays out a compelling argument to reorganize schools in ways that support teaching, drive learning, and provide every student with a strong foundation to build a bright future. What Matters Now consists of two reports. The first issues a call to collective action, and the second provides a robust online base of research, examples, and case studies to support the call to action. During the release event, audience members heard from a range of teachers and…

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