Ashe Jones

Guest Blogger

Assistant Principal

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Ashe Jones has worked to build culture-rich schools and organizations for over 20 years. For the past 13 years, she has been a teacher, dean of students and an assistant principal in traditional and charter schools in Philadelphia. In 2016, she was chosen by Educators Rising to help create a national curriculum to cultivate high school students from around the country to become highly qualified teachers. She was a 2017 Ryan Fellowship Finalist. She’s an avid reader, traveler, a photographer, newshound, sports watcher, foodie specialist and awesome auntie extraordinaire—ask her multitude of nieces and nephews. She runs the Educateher blog, where she shares her thoughts on how to achieve 21st-century education equity for all and how to destroy the school-to-prison pipeline.

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Posted Jan. 3, 2018

We Need Parents as Empowered Partners in School Discipline Policies

I struggle a lot when meeting with parents this time of the year. I always have. I cringe in meetings…

By Ashe Jones

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Posted Feb. 11, 2020

Real Reformers Keep Pushing for Better Outcomes Even When There Are No Easy Answers

A few nights ago the CEO for Baltimore Public Schools joined my colleagues on the 8 Black Hands podcast to discuss her efforts to improve…

By Chris Stewart

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Posted Feb. 13, 2020

My Daughter Has Autism And She Isn’t Just Learning Black History, She’s Ready to Teach It

Almost everyone in my family is a quick talker and quick answer-er. In fact, we hardly ever have a family discussion where people can complete…

By ShaRhonda Knott-Dawson

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Posted Feb. 10, 2020

When Cops Outweigh Counselors, Schools Set Students Up to Fail

Black Lives Matter. This statement has sparked inspiration, fear and anger across this nation, but this has always been the message that Black people in…

By Kelisa Wing

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