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ELL, history, and civics teacher. Journalist writing about education policy/practice. Author of Driving Backwards & co-author of Powerful Partnerships

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When she was 9, @SafiyaSamarrai started learning English in Iraq. Now, she is a freshman in college in the U.S. and… https://t.co/Th7xxIVHTl
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5/28
2020
When she was 9, @SafiyaSamarrai started learning English in Iraq. Now, she is a freshman in college in the U.S., an… https://t.co/KtGexwuVK2
Retweeted by Jessica LanderWhen she was 9 she started learning English in Iraq. Now, she is a freshman in college in the U.S., and is teaching… https://t.co/Fb1QQpibmJSo proud of my former student @SafiyaSamarrai for sharing her story in @The74's #pandemicnotebook. #stuvoice https://t.co/Y2CPHPH2aF.@SafiyaSamarrai writes: “I have only one student and it’s exhausting. I can't imagine how my teachers manage their… https://t.co/auU1fDv1AM
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5/27
2020
“When I was ten-years-old...“ Listen to Cindy’s story of American Identity, from @maggieoconnor83’s… https://t.co/pYWAdQywK0
Retweeted by Jessica LanderThe Future of College Is Online, and It’s Cheaper https://t.co/DaYmr4h6g3 @VarkeyFdn Thank you for inviting us teachers from around the world - for connecting us, inspiring us, and supporting us!VICTORY: All South Carolina voters will now have access to vote by mail and won’t need a witness to sign their ball… https://t.co/w0cfEF1y4X
Retweeted by Jessica Lander“I was nine or ten years old in the urban...“ Listen to Kristjan’s story of American Identity, from… https://t.co/p4bLu0qzpH
Retweeted by Jessica LanderDiversity is strength. #EidAlFitr https://t.co/SQ4sGnrqP5
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5/26
2020
“When I was little, I lived in a bad...“ Listen to Rommel’s story of American Identity, from @maggieoconnor83’s… https://t.co/1dPrDDxsMG
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5/22
2020
To journalists recently laid off: We're looking for sharp, surprising op-eds for @GlobeOpinion and for reported fea… https://t.co/PJCkv6mv8f
Retweeted by Jessica LanderWhy is it so important to understand migration? We live in a world of migration. The story can't be told by numbers… https://t.co/Kz5G3N9Xqp
Retweeted by Jessica Lander“When I was small, I was really afraid...“ Listen to Anna’s story of American Identity, from @maggieoconnor83’s… https://t.co/2LFnv7pllD
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5/19
2020
Amid the Coronavirus Crisis, a Regimen for Reëntry https://t.co/UmLUH4Qydf via @NewYorkerIn a First, Renewable Energy Is Poised to Eclipse Coal in U.S. https://t.co/DpPahf5hXAGood People: Ms. Ivy | Marla Felcher https://t.co/CWli9UCSMlSerious delays in #naturalizations were already an issue in much of the U.S., but not in Mass. If USCIS closures co… https://t.co/sOO0BP4y3G
Retweeted by Jessica LanderThe Eid Al-Fitr holiday is coming soon. If you are looking for ideas on supporting Muslim families through this mon… https://t.co/ofixhzldf2
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5/15
2020
“When I was eleven-years-old, my mom...“ Listen to Katerin’s story of American Identity, from @maggieoconnor83’s… https://t.co/dpITJsjyuW
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5/13
2020
Follow the latest stories coming out of @WeAreAmericaPr1 : @reimaginemigrat @tenementmuseum @facinghistory https://t.co/A2ahoKjR0G @Scot_A_Wilson Thanks @Scot_A_Wilson. I hope you check out these powerful young people and their stories! More bein… https://t.co/ONVOEWczGA
5/12
2020
@reimaginemigrat A6: @gencitizen lessons are fantastic - they are grounded, rich and actionable! I teach the whole… https://t.co/spx380S7ip @reimaginemigrat A5: A year ago 18 students and I launched the @WeAreAmericaPr1 w/ @reimaginemigrat, @facinghistoryhttps://t.co/uSu7yppG4AHere's the recording information for our first webinar: https://t.co/fk7xHfPjxW
Retweeted by Jessica LanderA link to the recording of last week's (4/29) webinar: https://t.co/SujRsYc7Q8
Retweeted by Jessica Lander @reimaginemigrat A2 Digital Literacy is a huge issue! Both students need intentional training in how to identify re… https://t.co/6fF1OT5GKx @reimaginemigrat A2: There are so many teachable civics moments right now. Census, Voting, Digital Divide. So much… https://t.co/q7dSHGIQgr @reimaginemigrat A1: My former students and I have been working to ensure our community is counted in the census.… https://t.co/aFxfetPgRe @reimaginemigrat @MACivicsForAll @carlamassiel1 @gencitizen Thanks for the shout out and for sharing our project! H… https://t.co/feFk28qaAGA:1 In case you are looking for inspiration, we thought we'd share this piece from @MACivicsForAll abt a project t… https://t.co/eFZp9Lt8KE
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5/11
2020
The Separation https://t.co/oJbL8a5Rxd via @MarshallProj
5/9
2020
Did...did 17 year old me send me this...are you me https://t.co/fusRHQ9CXX
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5/6
2020
Will We Shrug Off Coronavirus Deaths as We Do Gun Violence? https://t.co/g0mOwxJYje
5/5
2020
Well, this is very cool. About 40% of US citizens have ancestors whose histories are tied to Ellis Island. Here is… https://t.co/xGmiyTQm3l
Retweeted by Jessica LanderIt's #MentalHealthAwarenessMonth. And it's vital that calls for mental health awareness do not flatten or erase the… https://t.co/90eV3zSkv7
Retweeted by Jessica Lander5 other states do it – so can Massachusetts. We should seize this moment and enact vote-by-mail. https://t.co/uSuSGCOS71
Retweeted by Jessica Lander“Three words describe me as a child: innocent, native, and impulsive...” Listen to Abeni’s story of American Identi… https://t.co/JOhPDKpEjN
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5/3
2020
What happens when you treat immigrants in this time of COVID with fairness and common sense—not fear? Ask Portugal. https://t.co/ErKYDfMb8b
Retweeted by Jessica LanderBeating COVID-19 is going to take #AllofUS working together, including the #DACA recipients and other immigrants on… https://t.co/LaeMD4pNOG
Retweeted by Jessica Lander“It was Sunday night; the day started joyously while on Facetime with my best friend, Mia...” Listen to Serena’s st… https://t.co/xTHiYjOZqO
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4/30
2020
BREAKING: Victory in Kansas! 🎉 Kris Kobach tried to disenfranchise tens of thousands of voters — we sued, and we w… https://t.co/R1LqhNazwQ
Retweeted by Jessica LanderWhy is #languageaccess so crucial for Mass. amid the #COVID19 crisis? Because 9.2% of state residents ages 5+ aren'… https://t.co/zCNktghypm
Retweeted by Jessica LanderCheck of this cool learning opportunity from our friends @tenementmuseum. https://t.co/EcIgo8sTyx
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4/29
2020
We’re excited for this new 5-part series starting on May 11 that will help connect histories and stories of the pas… https://t.co/aKYUof7Tc7
Retweeted by Jessica LanderIn his piece, The Danger of Letting Your Universe Shrink During the Pandemic, posted on @cogwbur, our President and… https://t.co/O165xKRPAR
Retweeted by Jessica LanderRight now, the future of our democracy is at stake. We're working in partnership with many people and organizations… https://t.co/Wfk7fHWeyw
Retweeted by Jessica Lander“Ellen Cavanaugh was a wife, mother, grandmother, and violinist...” Listen to Caleigh’s story of American Identity,… https://t.co/qe354xh7mu
Retweeted by Jessica LanderAs a proud member of @MACivicsForAll, we've added free Generation Citizen resources for educators, students, and fa… https://t.co/0v1RSb1q2D
Retweeted by Jessica Lander“Of the scientists at the center of the project, biologist Michael Rosbash, a 2017 Nobel Prize winner, said, ‘There… https://t.co/gMRy4R2Ies
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4/28
2020
@reimaginemigrat @afstrom @MACivicsForAll @gencitizen https://t.co/9zmYGFlHt1 @reimaginemigrat @afstrom @MACivicsForAll @gencitizen https://t.co/fVYGLlqeY4 @reimaginemigrat @afstrom @MACivicsForAll @gencitizen Thank you for helping to spread the word about our census cam… https://t.co/Y6Tv53Cb5xThank you for highlighting our work! And for helping us spread our census campaign to students and teachers across… https://t.co/maRffp46Se“As a young child, one tends to think life is perfect and that nothing can go wrong...” Listen to Giselle’s story o… https://t.co/i425CJRp8h
Retweeted by Jessica Lander @YeseniaAmaro thank you!This is a victory for the First Amendment. No state should be able to charge individuals hundreds of dollars to see… https://t.co/fHFpSorXzg
Retweeted by Jessica Lander @YeseniaAmaro Alessandro Marazzi Sassoon suggested I reach out to you about a piece of information related to educa… https://t.co/nmpEJAgY7u"Coretta Scott King illuminates the importance of the women who also organized and led the movement, and shows how… https://t.co/KGE23eHpAL
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4/27
2020
Beautiful, thoughtful - a way to pause and reflect on a Sunday: Still Lives https://t.co/JeUsPgSjdx
4/26
2020
@facinghistory @reimaginemigrat @tenementmuseum @glcfoundationSo excited for @maggieoconnor83 and her students! Our first We Are America National book is out in print! https://t.co/lwSFXEr4YdAfter Virus Delays, Census Must Scramble to Avoid Undercount https://t.co/Ih7BCLJYQ0
4/24
2020
We are excited to announce that we are accepting applications for our online seminar and 2020/2021 fellowship progr… https://t.co/N8bxrLYjeR
Retweeted by Jessica LanderA Closed Border Can’t Stop This Elderly Couple: ‘Love Is the Best Thing in the World’ https://t.co/za1v8G2f00
4/23
2020
The President's immigration pause is just one of several urgent civic challenges we face at the intersection of im/… https://t.co/lasDRTPZjX
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4/22
2020
Immigrants are on the front lines of the coronavirus response, putting their lives at risk to make sure our communi… https://t.co/CuwM1Ix8rP
Retweeted by Jessica LanderVery helpful (and practical) suggestions for checking in with students during this difficult time. https://t.co/P5BeHhvU4Y
Retweeted by Jessica LanderYou have nobody to blame but yourself for this completely bungled response to a deadly crisis, Mr. President. Not i… https://t.co/mkbiF26GBX
Retweeted by Jessica LanderThe President will use any excuse to implement his racist anti-immigrant policies, appease his base, and frighten p… https://t.co/XDYZ5s2hFR
Retweeted by Jessica LanderIt takes a small, cruel man to try to distract us by vilifying immigrants. 40% of the families in my district are… https://t.co/J2tlTowNMW
Retweeted by Jessica LanderWhether you are an educator or caregiver, the young people in your life have creative visions for more inclusive co… https://t.co/oCzM1d8kcc
Retweeted by Jessica Lander“At a young age, my family introduced me to sailing a small sailboat called the Optimist...” Listen to Ayla’s story… https://t.co/oRx8HfVSQV
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4/21
2020
“I used to have the perfect white-picket-fence family...” Listen to Martha’s story of American Identity, from Carol… https://t.co/9WSGwXwMXT
Retweeted by Jessica LanderTODAY: Pandemic Unemployment Assistance is now available. Apply now, including if you are a: ▫️ 1099 worker ▫️ Sel… https://t.co/tv0wiOwP5B
Retweeted by Jessica Lander @BostonGlobe @GlobeOpinion @binajv @ellenclegg @WBUR @thebrodybeat @KBMM @Harvard @MIT @BrandeisU @WilliamsCollege @AmherstCollege @TuftsUniversity @Northeastern @BU_Tweets @BostoncollNot wanting to fall behind, they chose class. No student should be making this choice. MA colleges what are you doi… https://t.co/RDPsqHuiPLA former student, now at an elite MA college, texted me: They had to choose between attending online college classe… https://t.co/tPy9ITyF9L
4/20
2020
A single $1200 check is not enough for struggling workers and families. We must provide direct relief with recurrin… https://t.co/u33MjXmdeM
Retweeted by Jessica Lander"In work with students right now, educators should let relationships be the focus. ... Students will fare best if t… https://t.co/ttk8sUybDp
Retweeted by Jessica LanderHelp needed! Pediatricians just made an emergency fund at Bellevue Hospital in NYC to provide financial support d… https://t.co/it1DUlSeYs
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4/19
2020
26% percent of kids in US schools are the children of immigrants. The choices we make as educators impacts their op… https://t.co/RduwMSsPQx
Retweeted by Jessica LanderFor undocumented families, existing equity issues surrounding digital access, meal programs or learning resources a… https://t.co/WEGf9LJhZx
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4/18
2020
Educators, students and families in Massachusetts can access free resources to address the challenges of remote lea… https://t.co/9BEwK3vLzx
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4/17
2020
This pandemic does not discriminate based on citizenship status. The health and well-being of all people, including… https://t.co/a7N6LNMr80
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4/16
2020
Did you know that the Governor of Iowa made it illegal to speak a language other than English in public and on the… https://t.co/1jgjP5XE9S
Retweeted by Jessica Lander @reimaginemigrat @facinghistory @tenementmuseum excited to share these powerful stories of American identity from o… https://t.co/A42HdrJH8L
4/15
2020
“On December 12, 2005, my young birth mother and her family decided that it would be best to...” Listen to Katherin… https://t.co/1PKW41MnTv
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4/14
2020
Students in Alabama who don’t have high-speed internet at home are struggling to continue their educations with pub… https://t.co/1f9DS0gimp
Retweeted by Jessica LanderUSPS workers have risked their own health to ensure America keeps running. That’s why I’m pushing for Congress to s… https://t.co/cj2aRfATPY
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4/13
2020
ATTN: 14 to 17-year-olds 📢 YOU are eligible for @Vote16USA's national contest! We want to know why you believe in… https://t.co/6VJ9svNU6w
Retweeted by Jessica LanderWe're grateful to the @TrevorProject for taking the time to speak to us about how this current moment is affecting… https://t.co/OOdL38ysxX
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4/10
2020
We need a surge in testing capacity—not an end to it. This decision is absolutely irresponsible and potentially dea… https://t.co/pBSDsoJQO7
Retweeted by Jessica Lander"If we want our students to feel safe sharing symptoms or asking for help, can we model that by being open ourselve… https://t.co/eoBx5hzBeh
Retweeted by Jessica LanderWhat is the fate of the in-betweens ina time of crisis?Who is responsible for people on the move? #CivicReflections? https://t.co/aWgJQV9pix
Retweeted by Jessica LanderThe #coronavirus pandemic has cast the #digitaldivide into sharp relief, underscoring just how essential the Intern… https://t.co/OtoUvzPhHb
Retweeted by Jessica LanderAs educators, we cannot ignore the ways in which a long history of medical and environmental injustice for communit… https://t.co/hpOxSW0f7o
Retweeted by Jessica LanderStudents are facing compounding stressors thinking about keeping their families safe and keeping up with school wor… https://t.co/VIrgP0gJRK
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4/9
2020

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