Angel Gonzalez

Guest Blogger

Director of Research, Bluum

Boise, Idaho

Angel Gonzalez is the director of research at Bluum. Angel’s expertise in education research is shaped first by his experiences as a first-generation Mexican-American growing up in a low-income community in Los Angeles. His childhood and opportunities has compelled Angel to question how race and poverty come to bear on the lives of young people.

Angel received his undergraduate degree from Carnegie Mellon and master’s from the University of Chicago. Angel is eager to help create research that helps create good educational opportunities for low-income and minority students.

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Posted June 20, 2016

Making Sure Investments in New Schools Serve Students That Need It Most

Ask anyone who lives in Boise and they’ll either proudly or wearily tell you that the region is growing. This…

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Posted Dec. 7, 2018

Black Kids Don’t Need a Handout or a Shortcut, They Just Need Schools That Work

Outrage: Black Kids Are Dumb, Poor and Incapable of Success Do y’all remember the line from “The Color Purple,” “I’m poor, I’m Black…I may even…

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Posted Dec. 6, 2018

Why We Need to Stop Thinking About Students in Terms of Strengths and Weaknesses

My son is a freshman in high school and this felt like my first report card pick up all over again. While I have access…

By LeeAndra Khan

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Posted Dec. 7, 2018

D.C.’s School Report Cards Set a New Standard for Community Engagement

As parents dropping our children off at school, many of us may wonder, will they have a good day? Will they do their best? Will…

By Mike Magee

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