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 Oct. 12, 2021

Q&A With Paige Kowalski: Getting Transparent About Student Data

Student data. Standardized testing. Accountability. These words set off a lot of big feelings among parents, educators and policymakers — especially fear and anger. Controversies…

By Maureen Kelleher

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Posted Oct. 13, 2021

6 Ways We Can Help Reverse COVID Learning Loss for English Learners

Twenty-one months have passed since the COVID-19 pandemic was declared a national emergency. With a new school year underway, the United States (U.S.) public school system…

By Pedro Olvera

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Posted Oct. 8, 2021

Your Thanksgiving Clip Art and Crafts Might Be Microaggressions. Here’s How to Do Better.

In March, Dr. Seuss Enterprises decided to cease publication of six of the prolific writer’s works due to his demeaning caricatures of non-white ethnicities. This…

By B. Manker, Ed.D

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