Megan Simmons

Guest Blogger


New York City, New York

Megan Simmons is currently a sophomore at Barnard College of Columbia University in New York City, where she is studying political science and sociology. Megan’s involvement in youth organizing began as a junior in high school in Lexington, South Carolina. She now serves as the director of strategy at Student Voice. Megan was selected recently as a youth fellow in Facebook’s inaugural cohort of Community Leadership Fellows and has also served as a student advisor for The New Teacher Project (TNTP) and a cohort fellow for EdSurge Independent. When she’s not working on Student Voice, you can find her drinking iced coffee, listening to a podcast or seeing a Broadway show.


Posted Nov. 16, 2018

This Weekend Students Across the Globe Are Coming Together to Recognize Our Collective Power

November 8, 2016. I was 17 years old. Like all other Americans, I had thoughts, feelings, hopes and fears regarding…

By Megan Simmons

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Posted Feb. 21, 2020

We’re Teaching Black History Month All Wrong

News flash: We have been celebrating Black History Month all wrong.  Black History Month (originally “Negro History Week”) was started by Carter G. Woodson in…

By ShaRhonda Knott-Dawson

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Posted Feb. 20, 2020

More Than Anything, I #LoveTeaching for the Relationships We Build Along the Way

When I divulge to strangers that I am a high school English teacher, I am typically met with skepticism. “You teach teenage brats all day?…

By Lindsey Jensen

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Posted Feb. 18, 2020

Black History Is American History and Should Be Celebrated All Year Long

As a Minnesotan, February is a signal that the warmth of spring is so close yet so far away (seriously, last Thursday the high was two…

By Simone Hardeman-Jones

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