Claudia Klein

Guest Blogger

Graduate, Plainwell High School

Plainwell, Michigan

Claudia Klein, 18, recently graduated from Plainwell High School in Michigan, and will attend Hope College in Holland, Michigan, this fall.

She describes herself as “forever an optimist, passionately open-minded, a brain recovery expert since I was 10 and world’s greatest car singer.”

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Posted June 22, 2015

From Wheelchair to Walking: A Student’s Road to Graduation

What did it take to graduate despite facing adversity? For me, the question was more like, “What did I have…

By Claudia Klein

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Posted Feb. 23, 2021

Oakland’s School Board Cares More About Politics Than It Does About Kids and Families

Reyna Morales lives in Oakland, California, and is the parent of two students at a high-performing charter school located in an area with a dearth…

By Reyna Morales

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Posted Feb. 22, 2021

Educators Who Consider Themselves ‘White Allies’ Are Dangerous When It Comes To Developing Anti-Racist Classrooms

“I am a white ally,” the 30 something-year-old white teacher declared emphatically in the diversity and inclusion professional development session. She snapped her fingers to…

By Sana Shaikh

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Posted Feb. 24, 2021

Meet Newark’s Own Amanda Gorman, Seventh Grade Poet Makayla Brown

A month ago, as Amanda Gorman shared her beautiful prose during President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris’ inauguration, students at KIPP Rise Academy in Newark had…

By Laura Waters

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