Kim Gaddy

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Parent

Newark, New Jersey

Kim Gaddy proudly serves as the environmental justice organizer with Clean Water Action of New Jersey, which is a leading advocacy group for environmental issues.

She is a member of First Baptist Church of Nutley, New Jersey. She also serves as state president of the International Black Women’s Congress of New Jersey and is the founder of the Urban Environmental Institute’s Leadership Training Program. In addition, she served as president of Weequahic High and Harriet Tubman Elementary Schools Parent Teachers Association and previously served as vice president of the Newark Legacy Charter Parents Circle.

She is the proud mom of Sonny, Frankie Mo’Nay and Julian.

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Posted Mar. 10, 2016

This Mom Isn’t Wavering in Her Support of Newark Public Schools

I love Newark. I love Newark’s public schools. My loyalties run very deep for our great city and for our…

By Kim Gaddy

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Posted Dec. 5, 2019

We Were Making Progress on School Discipline Until Betsy DeVos Came Along

At the turn of the century, in 1999, I was graduating from high school, motivated to enter the teaching profession with a passion to reform…

By Kelisa Wing

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Posted Dec. 5, 2019

When Disney’s ‘Frozen II’ Represents Indigenous Peoples Better Than Elementary Schools, There’s a Problem

As I sat with my 7-year-old daughter and her friends in a movie theater for a showing of “Frozen II,” I was fascinated. No, it wasn’t…

By Gina Caneva

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Posted Dec. 3, 2019

Stop Arguing About ‘Equity’ and Focus on Student Outcomes

There’s a major force in the education world that has attempted to claim ownership over the term “equity.” From tweets questioning the value of literacy…

By Jasmine Lane

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