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…

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Posted Apr. 19, 2021

We Can’t Protect Our Students From Racism, But We Can Prepare Them to Combat and Reject It

On January 6, when an angry mob stormed the Capitol, I was in the middle of teaching my 7th grade English language arts students about…

By Travon Jefferson

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Posted Apr. 16, 2021

The Pandemic Is Exactly Why We Need Standardized Testing

In the next few weeks, nearly all school districts in the U.S. will offer at least some in-person instruction. The worst of the pandemic school…

By Evan Stone

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Posted Apr. 13, 2021

Meet Two Teachers Learning to Center Their Students’ Identities Without Losing Sight of Their Own

Lindsay Singer and Ashley McCall are both third grade teachers at Cesar Chavez Multicultural Academic Center in Chicago. Lindsay teaches mathematics and inquiry. And Ashley…

By Ikhlas Saleem

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