Ashley Thomas

Guest Blogger

Family Engagement and Organizing Specialist, Stand for Children Indiana

Indianapolis, Indiana

Ashley Thomas grew up in Indianapolis and her desire to educate others was evident at a very young age by her entire family. She became a tutor for children in her neighborhood and went on to attend Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. She has her Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certification through Purdue University.

She is now the family engagement and organizing specialist for Stand for Children Indiana where she facilitates a parent training course called Stand University for Parents across the Indianapolis Public Schools.

Ashley believes that empowering parents is her way to educate but also to give back to a community that she has received so much from to rebuild our village.

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Posted Jan. 20, 2016

VIDEO: In Indianapolis, These Parents Are Standing Up for Children

In Indianapolis Public Schools, over 50 percent of children are in D and F schools, our children simply aren’t learning.…

By Ashley Thomas

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Posted July 10, 2020

Black Lives Don’t Matter to Trump and DeVos. That’s Why They’re in a Hurry to Send Our Kids Back to School.

A few weeks ago, I watched my good friend’s nephew jump and tussle around on a trampoline with his friends at his eighth birthday party.…

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Posted July 8, 2020

Donald Trump Will Never Give Us the Smart, Nuanced Conversation We Need About Going Back to School

As COVID-19 wreaked havoc on the end of the 2019-2020 school year, parents and politicians nationwide sang the praises of teachers across the country—and it…

By Lindsey Jensen

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Posted July 8, 2020

Black Girls Need Police-Free Schools

We are at a precipice. Advocates and school leaders in nearly 100 districts all over the country have called for the removal of police in…

By Nia Evans, Kayla Patrick

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