School Talk

Having a Black Male Teacher is Everything to These Kids and One Group is Working to Make it Happen

We already know that students of color do better even if they have just one black teacher. A recent study out of Johns Hopkins confirms it. Black students matched to black teachers have been shown to have higher test scores but we wanted to know if these student-teacher racial matches had longer-lasting benefits. We found… Continue reading Having a Black Male Teacher is Everything to These Kids and One Group is Working to Make it Happen

Connecticut · Massachusetts · Rhode Island · School Talk

When Friends Say it Best: Black Voices on How the NAACP Has Lost its Way

I have the absolute privilege of working alongside some incredibly smart and brave people, people willing to stand up to the power players and put themselves out there because they believe it will help kids and help families. While they don’t all come down on the same side of every issue, they push my thinking… Continue reading When Friends Say it Best: Black Voices on How the NAACP Has Lost its Way

School Talk

Because He IS My Elvis

I just spent a few days in Chicago and was lucky enough to meet Arne Duncan, former US Secretary of Education, for the second time. I’m not usually one to race over to to people and ask them to take a picture with me but I really wanted one with Arne this time around since… Continue reading Because He IS My Elvis

Mommy Mayhem · Podcast · School Talk

Planet Mom Radio from Chicago: We Got Guests and One is a Hell of a Singer

Windy City or Bust! Planet Mom Radio has been in Chicago for the past fews and enjoying the privilege of meeting so many education advocates and parents from all over the country. Keri and I talk about two highly successful schools that are under attack in MA and RI and then we shifted to hosting… Continue reading Planet Mom Radio from Chicago: We Got Guests and One is a Hell of a Singer