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 Dec. 10, 2019

Democrats Are Finally Talking Public Education, But You Probably Won’t Be Invited to the Table

I couldn’t believe it. Finally, education was going to take center stage at the 2020 Public Education Forum. All the major Democratic candidates (and some…

By Zachary Wright 

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Posted Dec. 5, 2019

When Disney’s ‘Frozen II’ Represents Indigenous Peoples Better Than Elementary Schools, There’s a Problem

As I sat with my 7-year-old daughter and her friends in a movie theater for a showing of “Frozen II,” I was fascinated. No, it wasn’t…

By Gina Caneva

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Posted Dec. 5, 2019

We Were Making Progress on School Discipline Until Betsy DeVos Came Along

At the turn of the century, in 1999, I was graduating from high school, motivated to enter the teaching profession with a passion to reform…

By Kelisa Wing

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