Jeff Baker

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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
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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 Feb. 14, 2017
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In the Fall of 1978, I Got on a Bus From My White Neighborhood and Learned That Separate Is Not Equal

When it came time to get on the bus, some of my friends didn’t go with me. Their parents pulled them out of public school that year. Too disruptive, they said. Maybe too violent, they worried silently.…

By Maureen Kelleher

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Posted Feb. 14, 2017
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These 5 Chicago Families Are Taking Illinois to Court and All I Can Say Is It’s About Time

Frustrated by decades of unfair funding for Chicago Public Schools (CPS), five families and CPS sued the state for racial discrimination. According to the suit,…

By Peter Cunningham

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Posted Feb. 14, 2017
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Just Listen to How People Talk About Their Favorite Teacher and You’ll See Why I #LoveTeaching

The following is an excerpt from Tom Rademacher’s book, It Won’t Be Easy: An Exceedingly Honest (and Slightly Unprofessional) Love Letter to Teaching. The book…

By Tom Rademacher

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