Caitlyn James Homol

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Intern, White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Caitlyn James Homol is an intern with the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans. She is a graduate student studying Secondary Education at Johns Hopkins School of Education and a middle school science teacher at Baltimore City Schools.

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Posted July 15, 2016

5 Things You Can Do to Support First-Generation College Students

The elation I felt upon my acceptance to Ohio State University felt too distant to recall as I walked out…

By Caitlyn James Homol, David J. Johns

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Posted Dec. 10, 2019

Democrats Are Finally Talking Public Education, But You Probably Won’t Be Invited to the Table

I couldn’t believe it. Finally, education was going to take center stage at the 2020 Public Education Forum. All the major Democratic candidates (and some…

By Zachary Wright 

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Posted Dec. 5, 2019

When Disney’s ‘Frozen II’ Represents Indigenous Peoples Better Than Elementary Schools, There’s a Problem

As I sat with my 7-year-old daughter and her friends in a movie theater for a showing of “Frozen II,” I was fascinated. No, it wasn’t…

By Gina Caneva

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Posted Dec. 5, 2019

We Were Making Progress on School Discipline Until Betsy DeVos Came Along

At the turn of the century, in 1999, I was graduating from high school, motivated to enter the teaching profession with a passion to reform…

By Kelisa Wing

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