Andrene Jones-Castro

Guest Blogger

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

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

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

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 May 17, 2017

You May Have Seen ‘Hamilton,’ But Not Like This

It was a cool Chicago evening in late April. I walked down the bleacher steps of the spacious new Back of the Yards College Preparatory…

By Lane Wright

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Posted May 23, 2017

Here’s What I Learned When I Sat Down for All the Standardized Tests My Students Take

Many people—not just students—cringe when they hear the word test because it triggers fear in some and anger in others. Educators know that tests are…

By Anthony Grisillo

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Posted May 23, 2017

Here’s Some Suggested Reading for Our Trash-Talking Secretary of Education

You hear a lot these days—especially in the Trump era—about how broken, antiquated and just generally messed up public education is in our country. Just…

By Michael Vaughn

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