Ray Salazar

Guest Blogger

Teacher, Chicago Public Schools

Chicago, Illinois

Ray Salazar has been an English teacher in the Chicago Public Schools since 1995. He blogs about education on The White Rhino Blog.

In March 2013, The White Rhino tied for second place in the Best Blog category of the Education Writers Association contest: the National Awards for Education Reporting. He also writes for San Antonio-based News Taco, which provides news and insights from a Latino perspective.

Ray earned an M.A. in writing, with distinction, from DePaul University. In 2009, he received National Board Certification.

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Posted Mar. 3, 2016

When Low-Income Students at Elite Colleges Create Their Own Obstacles

Recently, I came across a Boston Globe article from almost a year ago that highlighted the challenges many low-income students at…

By Ray Salazar

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Posted Feb. 23, 2016

Sure, We Need Data, But We Also Need to Value Teachers and Students

Today, Chicago Public Radio and the Better Government Association reported that Chicago Public Schools (CPS) made significant adjustments to the high-school graduation…

By Ray Salazar

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Posted Oct. 18, 2021

Times Are Tough. Asking Teachers to Get Tougher Isn’t the Answer.

Wednesday started out like any other; I left my house at 7:00 am to drive to my school campus, where I teach bilingual early childhood…

By Megan Hillegass

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Posted Oct. 18, 2021

Q&A With Alicia Dixon: Mutual Accountability Is a Stepping Stone on the Path to Justice

Alicia Dixon is executive director of the Marcus Foster Education Institute (MFEI). Since 1973, MFEI has been committed to improving educational opportunities and outcomes for…

By Ikhlas Saleem

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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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