Greg Harris

Guest Blogger

State Director, StudentsFirst Ohio

Cincinnati, Ohio

Greg Harris is the state director of StudentsFirst Ohio. A former teacher, he is a father to two Ohio public school students. Harris believes educational opportunity is the best antidote to a life of poverty and struggle, and it drives his purpose: putting students first.

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Posted June 24, 2020

Any Plan for Safely Reopening Schools Must Address the Whole Child

The challenge of safely educating children in high poverty school districts during the pandemic is glaring. A recent analysis of…

By Greg Harris

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Posted Feb. 13, 2015

Opting In: I’m a Parent Who Supports Testing

There’s been a lot on news coverage as of late about parents opting their kids out of state assessments that…

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Posted Dec. 1, 2021

When Charters Grow From Communities, They Can and Do Increase Equity

BES (Build, Excel, Sustain) started its Fellowship program 20 years ago to support school leaders with the preparation and professional development they needed to design,…

By Aasimah Navlakhi

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Posted Dec. 1, 2021

The Gifted and Talented Debates Aren’t About Rigor, They’re About Access

An interesting, complicated, and rather polarizing trend is going around in American education, and it has to do with special admission schools and the designation…

By Zachary Wright 

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Posted Nov. 30, 2021

Principals Must Be Hope Dealers In Schools and Communities

During a recent conversation, Murleen Coakley, principal of Greenfield Union in the Detroit Public Schools Community District, reminded me how much being a great principal…

By Robert Simmons

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