Kayla Patrick

Guest Blogger

Education Policy Researcher

New York City, New York

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Posted Nov. 25, 2015

What Proposed Changes to ESEA Mean for Students of Color

“There’s no use in passing a federal education bill if it’s not a civil rights bill.” —Sen. Chris Murphy Many…

By Kayla Patrick

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Posted Oct. 28, 2015

Black Girls Are Being Pushed Out of the Classroom

We have a pressing discipline problem that begins in classrooms, and for far too many children, ends in prison. The…

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Posted Sep. 28, 2015

4 Ways to Rethink High School Education

Recently, Laurene Powell Jobs announced a $50 million dollar project to “create high schools with new approaches to education.” Although…

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Posted Sep. 2, 2015

The Truth Is, the Achievement Gap Isn’t Only About Black and Latino Students

As Common Core-aligned Smarter Balanced test scores trickle in, it is important to reflect on who is driving the conversation…

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Posted July 22, 2015

Why We Need to Stop Calling It the ‘Achievement Gap’

We should stop calling it the “achievement gap.” The language we use is powerful, especially to small children who need…

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Posted June 25, 2015

Special Education Is a Right for Children of Color, Not a Privilege

My nephew has a speech impediment. In his early years it was an adorable addition to his cute and quirky…

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Posted July 16, 2019

Here’s Why President Trump’s Tweets About ‘The Squad’ Are Nothing New for Black Women in Education

On Sunday, the 45th president of the United States told four congresswomen of color to “go back” to the countries from which they came.  ….and…

By Kelisa Wing

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Posted July 17, 2019

These Award-Winning Teachers Say to Close the Detention Centers and Bring the Children to Our Classrooms

This post is an open letter to the Trump administration, signed by 45 former State Teachers of the Year and the 1,840 members of Teachers…

By Ivonne Orozco, Mandy Manning, Heidi Crumrine

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Posted July 12, 2019
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We’ve Never Seen a Public School System Work for All Kids, But We Have to Believe We Can Build One

The other day I watched the documentary True Justice: Bryan Stevenson’s Fight for Equality.  Now if you don’t know who Bryan Stevenson is, you should…

By Tanesha Peeples

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