Veronica Rivera

Executive Director, Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents

Washington, D.C.

Veronica Rivera is the executive director of the Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents. She previously served as legislative staff attorney at the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund, in Washington, D.C., and is a former schoolteacher.

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Posted July 22, 2015

It’s Time We Had More Latino School Leaders

Latino superintendents make up approximately 2 percent of the leadership in the over 14,000 school districts in the United States.…

By Veronica Rivera

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Posted Dec. 15, 2017

When I Set Up My Classroom Now I Only Think About Which Bookshelf Can Stop a Bullet

BY BRETT BIGHAM, 2014 OREGON STATE TEACHER OF THE YEAR: I don’t know a teacher who has not looked at the faces of Sandy Hook and wondered, “What if?”…

By Brett Bigham

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Posted Feb. 14, 2018

Black Panther Proves That Our Kids Need More Black Superheroes, Both on the Screen and in the Classroom

I am looking forward to the premiere of “Black Panther” with the same excitement I bring to planning my birthday month. (Yes, I said month.)…

By Kenya Bradshaw

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Posted Feb. 13, 2018

I Know White Teachers Can Be Biased Against Kids of Color Because I Was

I changed schools in the middle of the first grade because my teacher was a racist. “She told you that you’re smarter than your classmate…

By Sydney Chaffee

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