Hanna Grace Frank

Guest Blogger

Chicago, Illinois

Hanna Frank was Education Post’s Social Media Manager and before that she worked with Organizing For Action, a non-profit organization that advocates for President Barack Obama’s political agenda. She wrote and edited content for the organization’s various social media platforms, including the official Barack Obama Facebook and Twitter accounts, as well as BarackObama.com.

Hanna attended Illinois public schools, but spent most of her secondary education as a homeschooled student. Her experience and transition between the two gave her the passion to take action on bringing higher standards to public schools nationwide and giving every child a chance to succeed. She holds a bachelor’s from Lewis University in mass communications and earned the university’s 2013-2014 Senior Departmental Award for Multimedia Journalism.

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Posted Feb. 2, 2016

Why I Threw Away My High School Diploma

This weekend a paper in New York state reported that 70 percent of students at State University of New York…

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Posted May 29, 2015

On Being First in Your Family

In support of #ProofPointDay Education Post staff share their reflections on being a first-generation college student. Caroline Bermudez When you’re…

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Posted Apr. 20, 2015

Don’t Join the Dark Side of Social Media

I’ve always had a love-hate relationship with social media. I love its neverending amount of content and the lively conversation.…

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Posted Mar. 26, 2015

Kids in the Belief Gap Deserve More Than 140 Characters

It’s easy to get discouraged by the noise surrounding the education debate on Twitter. Twitter doesn’t always generate the most…

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Posted Jan. 21, 2015

We Should Never Stop Talking About Racial Inequity, Say These Teachers

Last week Educators for Excellence wrapped up their series on racial inequity and why the conversation on race and social…

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Posted Jan. 13, 2015

A Teacher Building Critical Thinkers

Yesterday E4E kicked off their racial inequity series. This week they are highlighting why we need to be having conversations…

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Posted Jan. 12, 2015

Racial Inequity Isn’t Just a Media Trend

The tragic stories of Eric Garner, Michael Brown and Tamir Rice created an outpouring of outrage on blogs, in social…

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Posted Jan. 5, 2015

6 Edu-Reads You Probably Missed Over the Holidays

While you were busy with holiday festivities—binge watching Game of Thrones and marathon credit card swiping—you may have missed some…

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Posted Dec. 19, 2014

These Arizona Teachers are Loving Common Core

Three Arizona teachers from Heritage Elementary are excited and inspired by the Common Core. They love that the new standards…

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Posted Dec. 12, 2014

A Parent’s Story of a Great Teacher

A great teacher has the potential to change the lives of not only children, but families as well. A thankful parent, Gina Tovar, speaks…

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Posted Feb. 23, 2021

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Posted Feb. 22, 2021

Educators Who Consider Themselves ‘White Allies’ Are Dangerous When It Comes To Developing Anti-Racist Classrooms

“I am a white ally,” the 30 something-year-old white teacher declared emphatically in the diversity and inclusion professional development session. She snapped her fingers to…

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