Stephanie Gonzalez

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Guest Blogger

City Council President Pro Tempore

Central Falls, Rhode Island

Stephanie Gonzalez was born and raised in Central Falls, Rhode Island. She graduated from Central Falls High School in 2004 and became the first member of her family to attend college, graduating in 2008 with a B.A. in English from Boston College.

Since returning to Central Falls, Stephanie has dedicated much of her time advocating for quality education for families, and promoting college attendance and completion. Stephanie serves on the Central Falls School Board of Trustees.

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Posted May 13, 2015
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Who’s ‘College Material’? It’s Not Your Decision to Make

During my senior year in high school, my guidance counselor told me not to apply to my dream school because…

By Stephanie Gonzalez

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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
loveteaching

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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