Cierra Kaler-Jones

Guest Blogger

Student, George Washington University

Washington, D.C.

Cierra Kaler-Jones is a graduate student at George Washington University and an intern with the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans.

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Posted Nov. 2, 2016

The White House Hosted a Princess Party for Black Girls and It Was All About Celebrating Literacy

“There is no limit to what we, as women, can accomplish.” First Lady Michelle Obama reminds everyone of one of…

By Lauren Mims, Cierra Kaler-Jones

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Posted Sep. 13, 2016

Here’s a Teacher Who Shows Teaching Is a Profession of Love

Robert Gardley may be new to the teaching profession, but his energy and enthusiasm in working with youth is second…

By David J. Johns, Cierra Kaler-Jones

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Posted June 6, 2016

Here’s A Baltimore Teacher Who Champions Students Inside and Outside of the Classroom

Corey Carter, more affectionately known by his students as Mr. Carter, didn’t always envision himself as a science teacher. Sitting…

By David J. Johns, Cierra Kaler-Jones

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Posted Aug. 22, 2017

These Two Sisters Aren’t Afraid to Get Messy If It Means Better Schools for Philadelphia’s Kids

“Don’t mess it up.” Those words rode the bus with Quibila Divine in the late 1960s and early ’70s from North Philadelphia to the predominantly…

By Tre Johnson

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Posted Aug. 15, 2017

Every Book You Teach Is a Political Choice. Make It a Step Towards Social Justice.

At NNSTOY’s (National Network of State Teachers of the Year) conference last July, civil rights educator Sharif El-Mekki delivered a moving presentation that ended with…

By Topher Kandik

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Posted Aug. 14, 2017

Sure, You Hate Trump, But Can You Tell Your Students That?

Is it OK to hate the president? Yes. Is it OK to hate the president from the front of the classroom? That’s harder. As teachers…

By Tom Rademacher

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