George Lucas Educational Foundation

Emily Kaplan

Contributing Editor

I used to teach elementary school (in Guatemala and greater Boston); now I cover education full-time as a journalist and editor (based in Brooklyn). I am particularly interested in the intersections of race, class, and culture with education.

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  • Education Trends

    What’s Lost When We Rush Kids Through Childhood

    The author of "The Importance of Being Little" on the costs of our collective failure to see the world through the eyes of children.
  • Teacher Wellness

    Teaching Your Heart Out: Emotional Labor and the Need for Systemic Change

    Love for their students is what drives many teachers—but it’s also what makes the profession really, really hard.
  • English-Language Learners

    6 Essential Strategies for Teaching English Language Learners

    We interviewed educators with decades of experience in teaching ELLs and tapped a network of experts and observers to find the strategies that work.
  • Education Trends

    Dintersmith: Trust Teachers—They’re the Experts

    The best-selling author of What School Could Be shares his thoughts on what needs to come next in American education.