John B.

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Graduate

Chicago, Illinois

John B., 17, grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and recently graduated from high school. He is active in his School of Rock performance band and is part of a punk band called No Pulp. He plans to major in creative writing and hopes to attend Columbia College in Chicago.

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Posted June 24, 2015

My Journey to Acceptance: A Transgender Teen Reflects on His Schooling

I always knew it, even though I didn’t have a name for it for a long time. “I a boy!”…

By John B.

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Posted Dec. 7, 2018

Black Kids Don’t Need a Handout or a Shortcut, They Just Need Schools That Work

Outrage: Black Kids Are Dumb, Poor and Incapable of Success Do y’all remember the line from “The Color Purple,” “I’m poor, I’m Black…I may even…

By Tanesha Peeples

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Posted Dec. 6, 2018

Why We Need to Stop Thinking About Students in Terms of Strengths and Weaknesses

My son is a freshman in high school and this felt like my first report card pick up all over again. While I have access…

By LeeAndra Khan

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Posted Dec. 7, 2018

D.C.’s School Report Cards Set a New Standard for Community Engagement

As parents dropping our children off at school, many of us may wonder, will they have a good day? Will they do their best? Will…

By Mike Magee

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