Andrene Jones-Castro

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Intern, White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans

Washington, D.C.

Andrene Jones-Castro is a graduate intern at the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans and is a doctoral student studying education policy at the University of Texas at Austin.

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Posted July 19, 2016
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5 Reasons the Civil Rights Act of 1964 Is Just as Relevant Today

Sixty-two years ago this month, the Civil Rights Act of 1964 ended segregation in public places and prohibited discrimination on…

By Andrene Jones-Castro, David J. Johns

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Posted June 17, 2016
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Here’s How We Can Ensure Educational Opportunities to Support Black Women and Girls

There are very few spaces where women are affirmed and acknowledged as mothers, sisters, partners and leaders. There are even…

By Andrene Jones-Castro, David J. Johns

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Posted June 14, 2016
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5 Ways Schools Can Support African American LGBTQ Youth

On Friday June 10, 2016, The White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans (WHIEEAA) in partnership with National…

By Andrene Jones-Castro, Lauren Mims

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Posted Feb. 22, 2017
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#MyBlackHistory: My Mom Had to Lie to Get Me Into a Good School. No Parent Should Have to Do That.

In a nation as wealthy as America, no parent should have to lie about their address to get their child into a high-quality school. Sadly, I have heard this same tale from many, many other Black families.…

By Nate Bowling

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Posted Feb. 21, 2017
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#MyBlackHistory: Here’s Why I Became an Engineer and How I’m Helping Kids Do It Too

When I was just 9 or 10 years old, I found out that I had a true love and passion for science. Now I want to see that other kids get that chance.…

By Jason Coleman

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Posted Feb. 21, 2017
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#MyBlackHistory: Why I’m Celebrating Every Black Genius From City Blocks to the White House

We will never meet a Black child who is not a genius and there is no secret to how we support them: We first treat them as human and then we then support them with love. …

By David J. Johns

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