Cheryl Holcomb-McCoy

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School of Education Dean

Washington, D.C.

Cheryl Holcomb-McCoy, Ph.D., is dean of the School of Education at American University. She has 30 years of experience as a former kindergarten teacher, elementary school counselor, family therapist, and most recently university professor and administrator. She is the author of “School Counseling to Close the Achievement Gap: A Social Justice Framework for Success” and the upcoming book, “Antiracist Counseling in Schools and Communities.” Follow her on Twitter @chm91364.

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Posted May 3, 2021

Reopening Schools Safely Requires Addressing the Stress of Educators of Color

Stress, more so than insufficient pay, is the main reason public school teachers quit. I remember stepping into my kindergarten…

By Cheryl Holcomb-McCoy

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Posted May 7, 2021

Since Critical Race Theory Is Being Called ‘Indoctrination,’ Let’s Go There

I wanna have a heart to heart with my Black people real quick. Last week I found out Idaho passed a bill to ban the…

By Rob Samuelson

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Posted May 10, 2021

You’d Think We Would Stop Paddling Kids in School but You’d Be Wrong

The state has our hands tied. Kids are disrespectful and defiant. There’s absolutely nothing we can do to punish them that bothers them except spank…

By Tate Aldrich

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Posted May 10, 2021

The Pandemic Windfall Must Support Students’ Mental Health, Too

This fall, most students will return to school full time. But the kids are not alright.  Students’ return to the classroom comes after more than…

By Brandon Lewis

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