Lillian Rida

Guest Blogger

Student

United States

Lillian is a 16-year-old Syrian Muslim. She was born and raised in America. Even though she has never been to Syria before, she feels extremely connected to her country. She feels as though no one is too young or too old to change the world. This is why she writes.

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Posted Dec. 22, 2015

I’m a Student Working for Peace, Not a Terrorist Threat

In school we are taught about historical events such as discrimination or segregation. We become educated about the mistakes of…

By Lillian Rida

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Posted Sep. 21, 2017

Ninth-Grade GPAs Predict Kids’ Futures and Chicago Is Raising Them

Today, the University of Chicago Consortium on School Research has issued a new report that reveals all the ways ninth-grade GPA can predict students’ futures.…

By Maureen Kelleher

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Posted Sep. 20, 2017

Coffee Break: Andrea Castañeda on How Tulsa Is Earning a Place on the Map

Andrea Castañeda recently joined Tulsa Public Schools as the district’s chief innovation officer, working alongside Chiefs for Change member Superintendent Deborah Gist. Castañeda brings with…

By Michael Vaughn

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Posted Sep. 19, 2017

7 Days Before Graduation My Student Disappeared, But That’s Not What Made Me Cry

I remember the first time I saw her walking down the school corridor like she owned the place. She did. She was known as the…

By Melissa Revuelta

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