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…

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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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Can we all agree that the basic care and development of America’s children—yes, every single one of them—is a cardinal virtue that should live unbothered…

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Posted Nov. 20, 2019

Welcome Back to Charter School Advocacy, Cory Booker!

One evening last summer, I arrived home later than usual, after a happy-hour chat with a good friend about the speech that had just been…

By Nehemiah Frank

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Posted Nov. 19, 2019

Here’s How Cutting-Edge Charter School Leaders of Color Engage Families for Student Success

For decades, parents and charter school administrators have cultivated best practices to build inclusive, welcoming and student-centered school communities across the country. From single-site schools…

By Nina Rees

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