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…

By Ashe Jones

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Posted July 19, 2021

Are Teachers Leaving Because of Pandemic Stress? It’s Complicated.

Plenty of news stories have raised concerns about mass teacher shortages due to pandemic stress. And it’s true that teachers, principals and district leaders have…

By Maureen Kelleher

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Posted July 26, 2021

At Freedom School Literacy Academy, Black Pride and Academic Achievement Go Hand-in-Hand

Erika Asikoye is the Director of the Freedom School Literacy Academy (FSLA) at The Center for Black Educator Development in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The FSLA, for…

By Laura Waters

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Posted July 26, 2021

We All Hate Professional Development, But Some of Y’all Need It

Teachers enjoy the summer break, too. However, depending on when school gets out, summer vacation may be winding down already. If that is the case…

By Andrew Pillow

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