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Melanie Kletter

fourth grade teacher

Melanie Kletter teaches fourth grade in a New York City public school in Manhattan’s East Village neighborhood. She is also a children’s book reviewer and freelance writer and editor. Melanie worked as a journalist before getting her master’s degree in education at Teachers College. She is an avid runner, biker, and baker, and she loves reading graphic novels and listening to audiobooks with her two school-aged daughters.

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What’s the real cost of charter school tuition?

It’s time for our elected officials to represent the interests of taxpayers and pass meaningful charter school reform.

Public School Defenders in West Virginia Inspire Advocates Nationwide

Ample research demonstrates that voucher programs do not improve academic outcomes and often significantly diminish them.

Inspiring with a Garden

In my school, our focus on green learning teaches students and their families that they are part of a beautiful world. 

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