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 Dec. 1, 2021

When Charters Grow From Communities, They Can and Do Increase Equity

BES (Build, Excel, Sustain) started its Fellowship program 20 years ago to support school leaders with the preparation and professional development they needed to design,…

By Aasimah Navlakhi

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Posted Dec. 1, 2021

The Gifted and Talented Debates Aren’t About Rigor, They’re About Access

An interesting, complicated, and rather polarizing trend is going around in American education, and it has to do with special admission schools and the designation…

By Zachary Wright 

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Posted Nov. 30, 2021

Principals Must Be Hope Dealers In Schools and Communities

During a recent conversation, Murleen Coakley, principal of Greenfield Union in the Detroit Public Schools Community District, reminded me how much being a great principal…

By Robert Simmons

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