Jumoke Hinton

Guest Blogger

Board Member, Oakland Unified School District

Oakland, California

Jumoke Hinton is a board member of the Oakland Unified School District and a co-founder of the Parent Leadership and Engagement Academy Initiative, which serves parents and families in West Oakland.

For the past two decades, she has been a community and youth development consultant in the San Francisco Bay Area. She collaborated with California Tomorrow to create programs to help parents navigate the public school system. Hinton has also co-facilitated diversity and youth development workshops in with the Community Network of Youth Development, California and other statewide programs.

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Posted Nov. 16, 2016

Right Now We Are Numb. But We Will Rise and Fight for Kids.

The election of Donald Trump has evoked pain and emotion for so many. I read their blog posts. I watch…

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Posted Apr. 30, 2015

We Should Welcome Teach For America, Not Bash Them

I have never quite understood TFA-bashing. Though I am familiar with the challenges posed by a revolving door of two-year…

By Jumoke Hinton

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Posted Mar. 6, 2015

I Trust Data More Than I Trust States to Do the Right Thing for Our Schools

In college, I decided to make giving back to the African-American community that raised me my life’s work. I believed…

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Posted Apr. 19, 2021

We Can’t Protect Our Students From Racism, But We Can Prepare Them to Combat and Reject It

On January 6, when an angry mob stormed the Capitol, I was in the middle of teaching my 7th grade English language arts students about…

By Travon Jefferson

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Posted Apr. 16, 2021

The Pandemic Is Exactly Why We Need Standardized Testing

In the next few weeks, nearly all school districts in the U.S. will offer at least some in-person instruction. The worst of the pandemic school…

By Evan Stone

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Posted Apr. 13, 2021

Meet Two Teachers Learning to Center Their Students’ Identities Without Losing Sight of Their Own

Lindsay Singer and Ashley McCall are both third grade teachers at Cesar Chavez Multicultural Academic Center in Chicago. Lindsay teaches mathematics and inquiry. And Ashley…

By Ikhlas Saleem

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