Margaret Thornton

Guest Blogger

Graduate Student and Research Assistant

Charlottesville, Virginia

Margaret Thornton is a Ph.D. student in education administration and supervision at the School of Education and Human Development at the University of Virginia. She serves as a graduate research assistant to the University Council for Educational Administration Headquarters Office. Margaret’s research interests include equity-focused school leadership development, school leadership for detracking and critical race theory. Prior to beginning her studies, she worked in detracking programs in Central Virginia in both teaching and leadership capacities.

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Posted June 20, 2019
Students taking a standardized test in the classroom.

If the College Board Is Going to Withhold Student SAT Scores, They Need to Hand Over Some Receipts

The College Board recently announced it will launch a new tool, an “adversity index,” which will help college admissions officers…

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