Jeff Baker

Guest Blogger

Mental Health Counselor

Cambridge, Massachusetts

Jeff Baker is a mental health counselor who specializes in trauma therapy for children and adolescents who have experienced school, community and domestic violence. Jeff also designs and evaluates culturally-relevant community interventions and prevention programs that target minority youth.

He holds a Master of Philosophy in Education in professional counseling with a certification in school counseling from the Graduate School of Education at the University of Pennsylvania.

Currently, he attends Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education, where he researches school-based mental health literacy programs and social-emotional curricula.

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Posted Nov. 22, 2016

What ‘Moonlight’ Tells Us About LGBTQ Black Boys and the School-to-Prison Pipeline

While the new film “Moonlight” tells the riveting coming-of-age story of a young queer Black man, it also serves as…

By Jeff Baker

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Posted June 20, 2017

Special Education Was Created to Push Students Forward But It’s Been Used to Hold Them Back

I was a special education teacher for six years in the resource and co-teaching setting. Though I could not be more proud to be an…

By Jemelleh Coes

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Posted June 14, 2017

I Always Hated Charter Schools. Until I Put My Kids on the Waitlist.

I have never been much of a proponent of charter schools. I am the proud product of traditional public education from kindergarten through 12th grade…

By Vivett Dukes

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Posted June 16, 2017

These Denver Principals Are Calling for an End to Suspensions of Young Students

In the world of education, few things are sadder or more ill-advised than suspending kids as young as 4 years old from school for behavioral…

By Sara Gips Goodall, Lindsey Lorehn, Jennifer Jackson, Jenni Reese, Alexa Mason, Alex Magaña

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