Dan Cox

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Superintendent, Staunton Community Unit School District #6

Chicago, Illinois

Dan Cox is superintendent of Staunton Community Unit School District #6 located in rural southwestern Illinois. Dan has seven years of district superintendent leadership experience, including two years as the superintendent of Staunton CUSD #6.

Dan is a graduate of Millikin University, an EDS graduate of Eastern Illinois University, and is currently completing his doctoral dissertation through Illinois State University.

Staunton CUSD #6 is a unit district educating 1,300 students grades PK-12. Staunton High School achieved U.S. News and World Report’s Top 50 High Schools Bronze Ranking during the spring of 2017.

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Posted July 28, 2017

Superintendent’s View: Right Now Students Face ‘Bare Minimum’ Education in Illinois Until Our Funding Is Fixed

Too often Illinois has been viewed as a laughingstock by the rest of the country for its broken finances and…

By Dan Cox

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Posted Dec. 15, 2017

When I Set Up My Classroom Now I Only Think About Which Bookshelf Can Stop a Bullet

BY BRETT BIGHAM, 2014 OREGON STATE TEACHER OF THE YEAR: I don’t know a teacher who has not looked at the faces of Sandy Hook and wondered, “What if?”…

By Brett Bigham

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Posted Feb. 14, 2018

Black Panther Proves That Our Kids Need More Black Superheroes, Both on the Screen and in the Classroom

I am looking forward to the premiere of “Black Panther” with the same excitement I bring to planning my birthday month. (Yes, I said month.)…

By Kenya Bradshaw

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Posted Feb. 13, 2018

I Know White Teachers Can Be Biased Against Kids of Color Because I Was

I changed schools in the middle of the first grade because my teacher was a racist. “She told you that you’re smarter than your classmate…

By Sydney Chaffee

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