Francis Connolly

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Future Leaders Fellow, American Federation for Children

New York City, New York

Francis Connolly is a Future Leaders Fellow at the American Federation for Children and the Vice Chairman of the Children’s Scholarship Fund Alumni Board. He recently earned his bachelor’s degree in political science at SUNY Old Westbury in New York.

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Posted Oct. 8, 2020

As Usual, Education Is Not a Priority for Our Presidential Candidates

With less than four weeks until election day, President Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden finished their first presidential…

By Francis Connolly

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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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