A.J. Spitz

Guest Blogger

Student, Drake University

Des Moines, Iowa

A.J. Spitz is a junior at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa and summer intern for Education Post.

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Posted Aug. 15, 2016

When ‘Special’ Feels Like an Insult: Diary of an IEP Kid

I’ve struggled with learning disabilities my whole life. Not the disability, but being labeled as someone with a disability. I…

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Posted July 5, 2016

Here’s How ESSA Is Giving Students a Voice in Their Education

Administrators are quick to tell us how good their schools are but if we really want to know about their…

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Posted Sep. 21, 2020

Advocating for My Students Requires Being Political on My Own Time

With election season upon us, like clockwork, the collective efforts to stifle the political opinions of educators has begun. Navigating this climate requires a nuanced…

By Lindsey Jensen

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Posted Sep. 17, 2020

Yes, White Teachers Still Need to Be Ready to Talk to Students About Race

“What’s the difference between a killing and a lynching?” The question popped up on my phone through the Google Hangouts app I installed in March.…

By Desiree Mitchel

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Posted Sep. 22, 2020

I Hope I Never Lose Another Student to Suicide

“I’m going to end it!” Unsure of what I heard, I questioned back, “End what?”  Her response was, “My life!” This brief encounter led to…

By Jill Miesner

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