Charles Orgbon III

Guest Blogger

CEO, Greening Forward

Athens, Georgia

Charles Orgbon III is the Founder of Greening Forward and advocates for youth voice and leadership.

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Posted Oct. 16, 2018

Instead of Bashing Trump, Here’s the Conversation You Should Have With Your Students

Kids are angry at Donald Trump and the state of politics in America. And they have every right to be.…

By Charles Orgbon III

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Posted Nov. 22, 2017

Coffee Break: Students Have a Lot to Say About Climate Change, and We Should Listen

Young people today are acutely aware of the issues of climate change, because it is within our generation that climate…

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Posted Aug. 12, 2016

These Are the New York City High School Students That Helped Passed a Resolution on Climate Change

As a climate science advocate, I am always surprised to meet individuals who can’t explain the difference between weather and…

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Posted Jan. 25, 2016

No More Crumbling Schools, Our Kids Need Green Schools

It’s 2016 and there are still children that are not guaranteed a healthy, environmentally-sound educational building. Despite so much progress,…

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Posted Dec. 22, 2015

How to Encourage Students to Dream and Lead Change

When I hear young people tell me stories of feeling unsupported in their schools, I think back to when I…

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Posted Nov. 18, 2015

Students Speak Out: When Racial Conflict Arises, We Can’t Choose Silence

“I am going to stand my ground, and shoot every black person I see tomorrow,” wrote one individual on Yik…

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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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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. 3, 2019

Stop Arguing About ‘Equity’ and Focus on Student Outcomes

There’s a major force in the education world that has attempted to claim ownership over the term “equity.” From tweets questioning the value of literacy…

By Jasmine Lane

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