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 Mar. 5, 2021

School Discipline Is the Modern Day Chattel Slavery and Damn Near Everybody Is In On It

Let me drop some numbers on y’all real quick. We know that starting as early as Pre-K, Black students are three times more likely to…

By Tanesha Peeples

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Posted Mar. 3, 2021

Biden Is Right, We Need Kids to Go Back to School But Not Like Before

On March 13, 2020, when Governor Newsom shut down schools in California including in LAUSD where my son is now a senior, I held my…

By Anya Grottel-Brown

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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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