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 Jan. 11, 2019

I Took a Year Off Work to Learn About Dyslexia Because My Son’s Teachers Couldn’t Teach Him How to Read

Why, for so many, is access to an education that recognizes the science of reading limited to private programs? My son experienced this as a…

By Debbie Meyer

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Posted Jan. 17, 2019

I Don’t Want More White Apologies in 2019 Just More Schools for Us By Us

Outrage: White People, Keep Your Apologies in 2019 Dear White people, I don’t want your apologies in 2019. Future BBQ Beckys, Corner Store Carolines, you…

By Tanesha Peeples

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Posted Jan. 17, 2019

This Mom Raised $20K to Help Wipe Out Student Lunch Debt in Her State

Kate Lacroix is a mom from Boulder, Colorado. She has spent the last few months living her motto, “The need to feel nourished is universal.”…

By Rob Samuelson

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