Starr Sackstein is a National Board Certified teacher, popular author and speaker, and two-time Bammy Awards Finalist. She teaches English and journalism at World Journalism Preparatory School in Flushing, NY. She is a Dow Jones News Fund Special Recognition Adviser, Education Update Outstanding Educator, and New York State Director of the Journalism Education Association and an internationally recognized leader in assessment strategies and the no-grades classroom movement.
Starr is the author of Blogging for Educators (Corwin, 2015), Teaching Students to Self-Assess (ASCD, 2015) and The Power of Questioning (Rowman and Littlefield, 2015). She also writes the “Work in Progress” blog for Education Week Teacher and co-moderates the often trending #sunchat on Twitter and the global Facebook group, Teachers Throwing Out Grades.
Balancing a busy teaching career with writing, speaking, blogging and being the mom to 10-year-old Logan is a challenging adventure. Seeing the world through his eyes reminds Starr why education needs to change for every child.