Chastity Lord

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Creator, National Proof Point Day

New York City, New York

Chastity Lord is the creator of National Proof Point Day (#ProofPointDay), an annual movement that celebrates and recognizes first-generation college students and graduates and their allies.

Lord is also the chief external officer at Achievement First, a network of non-profit, college-preparatory, K-12 public charter schools in Connecticut, New York and Rhode Island.

She previously worked as a regional vice president for The Posse Foundation and was a 2012-13 Education Fellow with the Pahara Institute and the Aspen Global Leadership Network.

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Posted May 24, 2016

Here’s How We ‘Make America Great Again’: Support First-Generation College Students

Rumor has it that someone wants to make America great again. Unfortunately, our country wasn’t always great—many citizens were not…

By Chastity Lord

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Posted Mar. 1, 2021

Inside the Decade-Long Plan to Recruit, Hire and Retain 9,000 Black Educators Across the Country

Across the entire United States, there aren’t nearly enough Black teachers inside classrooms.  According to the National Center for Education Statistics, less than 7% of…

By Sharif El-Mekki

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Posted Feb. 26, 2021

Want a National Effort to Combat COVID Learning Loss? Study Your Black History.

We know all too well Black and brown students in marginalized communities are now bearing the brunt of the pandemic’s effect on schools—with inadequate technology,…

By Sharif El-Mekki

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Posted Mar. 1, 2021

If Houston’s District Schools Keep Taking the Day Off, Students Will Never Catch Up

There have been some good reasons to close schools over the past year—in the early days of the pandemic, for example, or during major weather…

By Danielle Durbin

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