Katherine Boone

Guest Blogger

Director and Co-founder, Honored

Washington, D.C.

Katherine is a director and co-founder of Honored. Before her work with Honored, Katherine worked as a freelance writer. She is a director at the Boone Family Foundation, a Dallas, Texas-based organization dedicated to improving children’s quality of life through education, to advancing equity for women and girls, and to promoting environmental stewardship. Katherine has previously served on the boards of D.C. Prep, a Washington, D.C.-based public charter school, and Teach for America D.C., Reading Partners D.C., the Greenhill School Alumni Association and Emancipet of Austin, Texas. Katherine graduated magna cum laude from Princeton University, and received a master’s degree with honors in American History from the University of Texas.

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Posted May 11, 2018

Teacher Appreciation Isn’t Just Lip Service, It Actually Matters

As Teacher Appreciation Week draws to a close, it leaves in its wake both warmth and excitement, but also lingering…

By Katherine Boone, Karen Sonneborn

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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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