Jervon Adams

Guest Blogger

Student, Austin Polytechnical Academy High School

Chicago, Illinois

Jervon Adams, Jr., 17, is a rising senior at Austin Polytechnical Academy High School in Chicago, Illinois. He is currently completing his summer internship at AECOM.

He will star in a documentary titled “A Better Mind” releasing later this year.

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Posted July 24, 2015

Getting a Head Start on College

No one else in my school has ever taken a dual-credit class. I wanted to set the example and be…

By Jervon Adams

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Posted Oct. 7, 2019

Here’s How You Can Talk About Christopher Columbus in Your Classroom

When I invite teachers to rethink how they teach Columbus at our semiannual UnColumbus Day Symposium in Philadelphia, many teachers think it’s not for them.…

By Ali Michael, Ph.D.

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Posted Oct. 9, 2019

Fellow Black Parents, It’s Time to Break the Silence About Our Kids With Disabilities

My mom and society have taught me that it is rude to offer advice when no one asks for it. But Black folks aren’t talking about…

By ShaRhonda Knott-Dawson

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Posted Oct. 11, 2019

Time for Democrats to Recognize the Progressive Roots of Charter Schools

Listening to the rhetoric of Democratic presidential candidates, one would think charter schools were a Republican initiative opposed by all progressives. Bernie Sanders calls for a…

By Emily Langhorne, David Osborne

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