James Miles

Guest Blogger

Executive Director, Arts Corps

Seattle, Washington

James Miles is the executive director of Arts Corps in Seattle, Washington. He’s originally from Chicago and recently moved to Seattle from Brooklyn, New York City, where he worked as an artist and educator for the past 20 years. A graduate of Morehouse College and Brandeis University, James has presented at SXSWedu, NYU’s IMPACT Festival, Creative Tech Week, EdTech Europe, Google Educator Bootcamp, and provided Professional Development to teachers across the world. His work has been featured by Pie News, New Profit, Seattle Times, National Guild, Complex Magazine, NPR, CBS, U.S. Department of Education and ASCD. He can be frequently found on social media, as @fresh_professor, writing about arts education, educational policy and academic inequity.

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Posted May 11, 2018

Childish Gambino’s ‘This Is America’ Should Be Taught in Every Classroom

This is America. Whenever I have read or heard that phrase, it is followed by another bold phrase, or statement.…

By James Miles

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