Meg Freeman

Guest Blogger

Vice Principal, Jersey City Public Schools

Jersey City, New Jersey

Margaret (Meg) Freeman is dedicated to helping to close the achievement gap, spending the first seven years of her career teaching English, leading professional development, and mentoring colleagues in Jersey City, New Jersey. In 2013-2014, she was Hudson County Teacher of the Year. Meg is currently in her third year as a Vice Principal, where she supervises the Humanities and Guidance departments. She is also an America Achieves Fellow.

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Posted Feb. 4, 2016

Let’s Ditch the Meaningless Tests and Start Using Standardized Tests That Matter

Most of us breathed a sigh of relief last year when President Obama released a Testing Action Plan, calling on…

By Meg Freeman

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Posted May 24, 2017

I Made Every Phone Call, Sent Every Email, Text and Tweet So My Student Could Attend the College of Her Dreams

For two years in my English class, we had talked about her dreams of becoming an intelligence analyst at the CIA. Unlike some students, this…

By Anna Baldwin

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Posted May 24, 2017

When Paying Rent Is So Stressful That You Get Evicted, Arrested and Drop Out

During my senior year of high school, college was a subject I didn’t like to talk about. I knew I didn’t want to go, but…

By Kalil Warner

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Posted May 25, 2017

A Principal Helping Kids to Be the First in Their Family to Go to College, Just Like He Was

First-generation college student Vincent Gay started his journey on a wrestling scholarship at Edinboro University, near Erie, Pennsylvania. Early on, he got into such difficulty…

By Maureen Kelleher

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