Ikhlas Saleem

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Director of Digital Content, Education Post

Atlanta, Georgia

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Posted Nov. 3, 2016

Here’s What You Missed at Our #EduPostChat: Are Charter Schools Really a Bipartisan Issue?

Yesterday, Education Post, in partnership with Education Reform Now, Democrats for Education Reform (DFER) and the National Alliance for Public…

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Posted Oct. 7, 2016

Why Are We Still Asking ‘Is School Choice the Black Choice’ When We Know It Is?

“Is School Choice the Black Choice?” was the question on hand at a panel discussion in D.C. on Wednesday night…

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Posted Oct. 3, 2016

Founder of D.C.’s First Early Childhood Education Charter School Passes Away

Lifelong educator Cassandra Pinkney passed away on Friday, September 30. In addition to being a part of our Education Post…

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Posted Sep. 30, 2016

Missed the Facebook Q&A With Chris Stewart on the NAACP and Charter Schools? Here’s What You Missed.

Last night Education Post hosted a Facebook Q&A with education blogger Chris a.k.a. Citizen Stewart on why the NAACP is…

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Posted Sep. 28, 2016

How Do I Join This Thursday’s Facebook Q&A on Charter Schools and the NAACP?

On Thursday, September 29, at 8:30 PM ET Education Post is hosting a Facebook Q&A on Why the NAACP Is…

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Posted Sep. 26, 2016

Here’s What These Black Educational Leaders Had to Say About the NAACP’s Proposed Moratorium on Charter Schools

Since the NAACP’s proposed moratorium on public charter schools in July, a number of Black leaders and organizations have come…

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Posted Aug. 31, 2016

Coffee Break: Atlanta Superintendent on Restoring Confidence, Focusing on Kids and Selfie Sticks

Meria Joel Carstarphen became superintendent of Atlanta Public Schools (APS) on the heels of a national cheating scandal in which 11…

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Posted Aug. 4, 2016

A Roundup of #BlackMaleEducators

Last night Education Post hosted a Twitter chat on the topic of #BlackMaleEducators. Currently, Black males represent only 2% of…

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Posted Feb. 1, 2016

How Many Februarys Will It Take for America to Believe Black Children Are the Future, Too?

In 1986 Whitney Houston covered the George Benson hit, The Greatest Love of All, which he originally recorded for a film…

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Posted Dec. 10, 2015

Why Atlanta’s ‘Choice-Friendly’ Is Not the Same as ‘Murder-Friendly’

In a recent ranking from the Fordham Institute, Atlanta is ranked as one of the top 10 cities nationally for…

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Posted Apr. 18, 2019

I Survived Columbine. Here Is What Got Me Through the Healing Process.

I didn’t want to go to school that day. Actually, I just didn’t want to go to math class. We had a test and I…

By Liz Lancaster

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Posted Apr. 17, 2019

20 Years After Columbine, I Still Have to Worry About My Students’ Safety

Before I left school yesterday, I looked at my classroom. Not to check and make sure the floor was clean, or to look for coats…

By Michelle Pearson

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Posted Apr. 12, 2019

How Educators Can Keep Their Kids Stress-Free and Learning

Trauma is a silent, but very prevalent problem in the classrooms of today. In fact, recent reports by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services…

By Jori Hamilton

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