Maia Espinoza

Guest Blogger

Advocate

Olympia, Washington

Maia is a small business owner and Latino leadership advocate based in Olympia, Washington. With both of her parents enlisted in the military, Maia attended more than a dozen public schools across the country being one of the first of her family to earn her four-year degree. She strives to improve the K-12 and higher education policies that will benefit the communities she serves.

Maia enjoys attending concerts, elaborate cooking, yoga, bouldering and plays tennis in her spare time. She is the oldest of five siblings and has two children of her own.

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Posted Apr. 25, 2016

Latinos Need Accountability for Our Schools, Not More Charter School Debates

The current debate on the role of charter schools misses the mark. The notion that the entire K-12 public school…

By Maia Espinoza

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Posted Mar. 17, 2016

Stop the Politics, These Are Our Schools

I am very much like other Latinas throughout this nation—proud of my Latino heritage, proud of how I grew up,…

By Maia Espinoza

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Posted Sep. 18, 2020

Black Excellence Does Exist and It Lives in Our Kids

I’m guilty of saying Black boys and girls are failing in school—a good chunk of us are. Going forward, I’m committing to correcting that language…

By Tanesha Peeples

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Posted Sep. 17, 2020

Yes, White Teachers Still Need to Be Ready to Talk to Students About Race

“What’s the difference between a killing and a lynching?” The question popped up on my phone through the Google Hangouts app I installed in March.…

By Desiree Mitchel

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Posted Sep. 15, 2020

Kids Need to Write More. A Lot More.

Growing up with teachers for parents, my siblings and I were taught that writing is an indispensable skill. We attended rigorous schools and enrichment programs…

By Aigner Picou

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