Cierra Kaler-Jones

Guest Blogger

Student, George Washington University

Washington, D.C.

Cierra Kaler-Jones is a graduate student at George Washington University and an intern with the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans.

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Posted Nov. 2, 2016

The White House Hosted a Princess Party for Black Girls and It Was All About Celebrating Literacy

“There is no limit to what we, as women, can accomplish.” First Lady Michelle Obama reminds everyone of one of…

By Lauren Mims, Cierra Kaler-Jones

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Posted Sep. 13, 2016

Here’s a Teacher Who Shows Teaching Is a Profession of Love

Robert Gardley may be new to the teaching profession, but his energy and enthusiasm in working with youth is second…

By David J. Johns, Cierra Kaler-Jones

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Posted June 6, 2016

Here’s A Baltimore Teacher Who Champions Students Inside and Outside of the Classroom

Corey Carter, more affectionately known by his students as Mr. Carter, didn’t always envision himself as a science teacher. Sitting…

By David J. Johns, Cierra Kaler-Jones

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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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