Heather Hurlburt

Guest Blogger

Parent, Montgomery County Schools

Montgomery County, Maryland

Heather Hurlburt lives with her family in Montgomery County, Washington, D.C., and directs the New Models of Policy Change Initiative at New America, a Washington, D.C. think tank.

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Posted May 18, 2017

Let’s Stop With the Handcuffs and Train Teachers to Deal With Special Needs

I couldn’t watch the video of the Florida child being handcuffed in the principal’s office. As a writer and a policy…

By Heather Hurlburt

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Posted Aug. 13, 2015

Suburban Secrets: How We Hide Our Achievement Gaps in Montgomery County

The back-to-school packet came the same day as The Washington Post article about kids in our district—Montgomery County, Maryland—failing the…

By Heather Hurlburt

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Posted July 29, 2021

You Can and Must Foster Belonging, Acceptance, and Support for Your LGBTQIA+ Students. It’s a Matter of Life and Death.

Many young people see belonging as a quest to fit in, but it’s so much deeper than that. Belonging means accepting, celebrating, and including our…

By Casey Pettit

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Posted July 26, 2021

At Freedom School Literacy Academy, Black Pride and Academic Achievement Go Hand-in-Hand

Erika Asikoye is the Director of the Freedom School Literacy Academy (FSLA) at The Center for Black Educator Development in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The FSLA, for…

By Laura Waters

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Posted July 27, 2021

15 Questions That Predominantly White Schools Should Ask When Engaging in Non-Performative Anti-Racist Work

Last week, I had a consulting call with a potential client (a white teacher), who teaches in a predominantly white school/neighborhood and wants to engage…

By Kwame Sarfo-Mensah

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