Matthew Gonzales

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Education Policy Researcher, Columbia University

New York City, New York

Matthew Gonzales is an education policy researcher with a deep interest in racial and socioeconomic school integration and educational equity. He was formerly a special education middle-school teacher in the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD). He is currently a graduate student of education policy at Teachers College, Columbia University.

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Posted Oct. 21, 2015

Will Obama Finally Do Something About Integration?

In the last year of his second term, President Obama must commit to the fight against racial and economic segregation…

By Matthew Gonzales

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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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