J.D. Harrison

Guest Blogger

Senior Editor, Digital Content, U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Washington, D.C.

J.D. Harrison is the senior editor for digital content at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, where he writes extensively about health care, immigration, infrastructure, regulations and a host of other issues that influence the decisions of executives, employers and entrepreneurs. He also writes for the organization’s Chamber Quarterly Magazine.

J.D. previously covered small business, entrepreneurship and public policy for The Washington Post, where he helped launch and later run the Post’s On Small Business Blog. On Small Business was later ranked by Forbes as one of the nation’s must-read publications for small business owners. Before moving to Washington, he covered startups and emerging technology for Portfolio in New York.

J.D. is a proud native of Durham, North Carolina, and a graduate of both Wake Forest University and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.

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Posted Dec. 10, 2015

America’s Education System Shorts African-American Students, New Study Shows

Our country has taken considerable strides toward racial equality in recent decades, but one area where we still fall well…

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Posted Feb. 23, 2021

Oakland’s School Board Cares More About Politics Than It Does About Kids and Families

Reyna Morales lives in Oakland, California, and is the parent of two students at a high-performing charter school located in an area with a dearth…

By Reyna Morales

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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…

By Sana Shaikh

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Posted Feb. 24, 2021

Meet Newark’s Own Amanda Gorman, Seventh Grade Poet Makayla Brown

A month ago, as Amanda Gorman shared her beautiful prose during President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris’ inauguration, students at KIPP Rise Academy in Newark had…

By Laura Waters

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