Luz Jara

Guest Blogger

Parent Leader, Innovate Public Schools

San Francisco, California

Luz Jara is a proud and empowered single mom and a volunteer parent leader with Innovate Public Schools in the San Francisco Bay Area. Luz is an immigrant who works hard to support her family in California as well as the family she left behind in her native country. She has a small business and is a passionate lifelong learner, Luz takes classes whenever she has the opportunity.

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Posted June 1, 2018

Just Give Me the Facts, Don’t Tell Me Where My Child Should Go to School

Hard decisions are not new to me, but in the past seven years, decisions about where to send my daughter…

By Luz Jara

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Posted July 19, 2021

Are Teachers Leaving Because of Pandemic Stress? It’s Complicated.

Plenty of news stories have raised concerns about mass teacher shortages due to pandemic stress. And it’s true that teachers, principals and district leaders have…

By Maureen Kelleher

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Posted July 26, 2021

At Freedom School Literacy Academy, Black Pride and Academic Achievement Go Hand-in-Hand

Erika Asikoye is the Director of the Freedom School Literacy Academy (FSLA) at The Center for Black Educator Development in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The FSLA, for…

By Laura Waters

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Posted July 27, 2021

15 Questions That Predominantly White Schools Should Ask When Engaging in Non-Performative Anti-Racist Work

Last week, I had a consulting call with a potential client (a white teacher), who teaches in a predominantly white school/neighborhood and wants to engage…

By Kwame Sarfo-Mensah

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