Thank you for being part of the MTR community! Today is Giving Tuesday and there are THREE important ways you can support MTR: SIGN UP FOR THE LOOP On the first Monday of every month, MTR sends an e-newsletter with prayer requests submitted by MTR teachers. This...

Students in Ms. Paredes' classroom “Oh, pobrecita Ely, she doesn’t understand you.” Her classmates would tell me since day one. She would look up at me with her big, brown eyes and nod. “Ely has to go to the bathroom!” Her classmates would scream out loud...

In last week’s Black History Month commentary by Michael Peterson II, the first line referenced the monumental Supreme Court case of Plessy v. Ferguson, 163 U.S. 537 (1897) which created what would become known as the “separate but equal” doctrine.  This ill-informed case laid the devastating foundation of...

Nearly 51 years ago, on February 4, 1968 – and just 63 days before his assassination – Dr. King delivered his famous The Drum Major Instinct sermon at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, GA. (You may listen to the entire sermon here.) Excerpts from this...