Jan. 18, 2022 8:54 am
An Omicron plan from a Philadelphia public school teacher
I am now writing to you as a School District of Philadelphia (SDP) teacher and parent of two young children who are not eligible for vaccination.
Jun. 10, 2021 9:45 am
Student voice needs to be at forefront of CRT decision-making
Legislators in several states, including Pennsylvania, want to ban teaching that acknowledges that the legacy of slavery, segregation, and other forms of institutional racism continues to permeate the social fabric of the nation.
Apr. 21, 2021 7:00 am
Darnella Frazier’s video was key to Chauvin conviction. Young people are key to achieving justice
Columnist Ami Patel Hopkins offers resources for educators and parents to continue to empower students and children to use their voices — as 17-year-old Darnella did — and to hold people accountable.
Mar. 18, 2021 8:31 am
Anti-Asian hate: Silence is not an option and allyship needs to be more than a hashtag
Guest columnist Ami Patel Hopkins implores her fellow educators to create spaces for students to speak about what happened in Atlanta and to empower them to dismantle inequities and oppression.
Feb. 4, 2021 9:18 am
Opinion: COVID-19 is not the only pandemic we are experiencing
Guest columnist Ami Patel Hopkins says her sixth grade students have asked to talk about "real history" during Black Lives Matter Week of Action in Schools. She explores how to have a dialogue about systemic oppression and inequities with them.
Jan. 7, 2021 8:42 am
How do I talk to my students about what happened?
Guest columnist Ami Patel Hopkins says she may not know how to answer her students' questions on yesterday's mob attack on the Capitol, but she shares her approach and the resources that can help.
Dec. 17, 2020 9:17 am
Opinion: Public voice is important in decisions regarding our public schools
Decision-makers need to have a true partnership with stakeholders in order to truly engage the public, says guest columnist Ami Patel Hopkins.
Nov. 25, 2020 11:00 am
Thanksgiving in 2020: An opportunity to create new Thanksgiving traditions
Holidays will be different this year because of COVID-19 restrictions. Guest columnist Ami Patel Hopkins sees this as an opportunity to create some new traditions for her family and students.
Nov. 13, 2020 8:00 am
Opinion: What type of world do you want to manifest?
"I believe knowledge is the most powerful tool to achieving our goals," says guest columnist Ami Patel Hopkins.
Oct. 30, 2020 12:00 pm
Opinion: Your voice matters and your vote matters
"This week has been a roller coaster of emotions," says guest columnist Ami Patel Hopkins, citing both the police shooting of Walter Wallace Jr., and the upcoming presidential election.