KJ Ward

Guest Blogger

Consultant

Washington, D.C.

KJ Ward is the former director of Boston GLASS, a supportive-services center for LGBTQ youth, and a former commissioner on the Massachusetts Commission on LGBTQ Youth. Today, KJ is an independent editor, writer, and education consultant. He is also the co-creator of “Born and Raised” and lgbtqbrats.com, a media project featuring the multi-decade reflections of LGBTQ adults who grew up in military communities.

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Posted July 17, 2020

The Hidden Cost of Injustice Is What Our Children Could Have Been

“You can be anything you want to be when you grow up!” That’s what we tell our kids, and we…

By KJ Ward

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Posted Sep. 30, 2019

Want to Build a Wise, Engaged Citizenry? Read Banned Books in Schools, Especially by Authors of Color

Nobel Laureate Toni Morrison’s words would have made her a literary giant no matter what, but her position as one…

By KJ Ward

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Posted May 24, 2019

LGBTQ Youth in Military Communities Need Our Support. Here’s Why.

There are educational resources allocated to supporting LGBTQ young people, and there are education programs designed to support young people…

By KJ Ward

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Posted Dec. 1, 2021

When Charters Grow From Communities, They Can and Do Increase Equity

BES (Build, Excel, Sustain) started its Fellowship program 20 years ago to support school leaders with the preparation and professional development they needed to design,…

By Aasimah Navlakhi

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Posted Dec. 1, 2021

The Gifted and Talented Debates Aren’t About Rigor, They’re About Access

An interesting, complicated, and rather polarizing trend is going around in American education, and it has to do with special admission schools and the designation…

By Zachary Wright 

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Posted Nov. 30, 2021

Principals Must Be Hope Dealers In Schools and Communities

During a recent conversation, Murleen Coakley, principal of Greenfield Union in the Detroit Public Schools Community District, reminded me how much being a great principal…

By Robert Simmons

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