Nia Evans

Guest Blogger

Organizer and Policy Strategist

New York City, New York

Nia Evans is an organizer and policy strategist with a background in youth, gender and racial justice. As a campaign manager at the National Women’s Law Center, she managed national and state-based efforts to eradicate race and gender discrimination in K-12 schools.

Nia is the leading researcher and co-author of “Dress Coded: Black Girls, Bodies, and Bias in DC Schools,” which highlights the harmful effects of dress codes on girls’ education. Her research on Black girls and school discipline has been featured by The New York Times, The Washington Post, NPR, Vox and elsewhere, including the Smithsonian National Museum of American History and Senator Elizabeth Warren’s 2020 presidential education platform.

Nia received a bachelor’s degree from Wake Forest University and her master’s in education policy and management from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

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Posted July 8, 2020

Black Girls Need Police-Free Schools

We are at a precipice. Advocates and school leaders in nearly 100 districts all over the country have called for…

By Nia Evans, Kayla Patrick

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Posted Jan. 26, 2021

We Need To Know if the Biden Administration Is Really With and For Us

Before taking a much needed vacation at the end of last year, I wrote a piece talking about how education for Black kids cannot look…

By Tanesha Peeples

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Posted Jan. 27, 2021

AOC Is Tutoring a First Grader

New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is highlighting an old, but never out of fashion, kind of public service: Tutoring kids.  The second-term congresswoman tweeted that…

By Rob Samuelson

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Posted Jan. 26, 2021

Families Have School Options, We Just Don’t Spell Them Out in Plain English

Over my 15 years of working in education, I have grown to appreciate that parents are far more savvy, knowledgeable, and resourceful than policy wonks…

By Andrew Campanella

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