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 Jan. 20, 2021

Amanda Gorman Is Climbing That Hill. Now if Only The Rest of Us Would Join Her.

Today at President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris’s inauguration, Amanda Gorman stole the show. Lady Gaga? J-Lo? Garth Brooks? No contest. This 22-year-old…

By Laura Waters

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Posted Jan. 20, 2021

I Don’t Know if Biden Can Heal This Nation, But a House Divided Cannot Stand

November 2016, I walked into my school building to students blocking their peers from coming through my classroom door. They said, “We’re building a wall,…

By Kelisa Wing

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Posted Jan. 13, 2021

As Grown-Ups Argue Over Reopening Schools, Chicago’s Kids Lose

Chicago Public Schools students are back in school.  Well, some of them are. It’s complicated, and getting messier by the minute.  WBEZ Chicago has more…

By Rob Samuelson

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