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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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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