Rob Samuelson

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Chicago, Illinois

Rob Samuelson is a blogger and digital media professional with a background in political writing. After attending both public and private schools growing up, Rob initially studied education in college with the aim of beginning a career in teaching. Now, he weds his love of media and writing to advocate for great public schools and learning solutions for every kid, no matter where they live.

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Posted Dec. 8, 2017

It’s Weird, I Know, But Here’s How Marijuana Money Is Helping Students

Marijuana legalization used to be a dicey subject, one that was considered impossible. But funny things happen once you show…

By Rob Samuelson

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Posted Nov. 30, 2017

VIDEO: We’re Inspired by These Students and Teachers in Our Native American Communities

Native American Heritage Month ends today, but we can never forget this important fact: The U.S. education system does a…

By Rob Samuelson

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Posted Nov. 14, 2017

Diverse by Design: These Charter Schools Show What Integration Looks Like and Why It Matters for Kids

It’s no secret that charter schools are getting some pretty stellar outcomes for students, particularly in urban areas. Many charter…

By Rob Samuelson

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Posted Nov. 7, 2017

VIDEO: Meet the Bestselling Author Who Didn’t Read a Book Until He Was 17

Representation matters. There’s no better example of this than Jason Reynolds. Reynolds is a bestselling author of young adult novels,…

By Rob Samuelson

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Posted Nov. 3, 2017

Tired of Kids Who Are Tired? Try These 6 Things

Waking kids up for school is a pain. They’re sleepy and so are you. But there things you can do…

By Rob Samuelson

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Posted Oct. 12, 2017

What You Missed at the #BlackMaleEducators Twitter Chat

Last night, the Campaign for Black Male Achievement (CBMA), The Fellowship: Black Male Educators for Social Justice and Education Post…

By Rob Samuelson

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Posted Oct. 6, 2017

Maybe Naptime Shouldn’t End in Preschool

Napping is the best. Everyone knows that. And the nation’s students would benefit greatly from more naps and more sleep,…

By Rob Samuelson

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Posted Oct. 4, 2017

DACA Recipients: Get Your Applications in Now Before the Deadline

DREAMers across the country must file new paperwork in order to reapply for what appears to be the last round…

By Rob Samuelson

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Posted Sep. 25, 2017

These 11 Books Were Banned But You Should Read Them Anyway

Finding a book to read shouldn’t be complicated. After all, making a choice about what literature we choose to digest…

By Rob Samuelson, Kimberly De Guzman

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Posted Sep. 13, 2017

New York Times Makes AP Courses Sound Like a Waste for Low-Income Students of Color, Here’s What They Missed

The New York Times Magazine has its eye on education in America with its latest issue, but it has blinders…

By Rob Samuelson

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Posted Dec. 4, 2017

I’ve Been Teaching for 12 Years and I Love My Job But We’ve Got to Change Some Things

This week, I had a conversation with a colleague about a common topic for teachers at this point in the school year—exhaustion. This is my…

By Patrick Kelly

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Posted Dec. 4, 2017

It’s Non-Negotiable. We Have to Teach Social Justice in Our Schools.

In a recent article, J. Martin Rochester, a professor of political science at the University of St. Louis-Missouri, raised concerns about teaching social justice in…

By Zachary Wright 

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Posted Dec. 5, 2017

Is Integration Your Silver Bullet? Time to Get Real.

Hey, guess what? That whole school reform thing? They’ve figured it out. That’s right, it turns out all students can achieve, excel academically and grow…

By Tanesha Peeples

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