Rob Samuelson

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Digital Media Manager for brightbeam

Chicago, Illinois

Rob Samuelson is a digital media manager at brightbeam, with a background in political writing and pop culture criticism. After attending both public and private schools growing up, he weds his love of media and writing to advocate for great public schools and learning solutions for every kid, no matter where they live.

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Posted Aug. 11, 2020

England’s Kids Are Getting an Army of Tutors While American Kids Wait

Students in the United Kingdom will have an extra resource as they head back to school: a $450 million national…

By Rob Samuelson

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Posted July 15, 2020

Every School District Needs a Good Online Learning Platform. Right Now.

Everywhere you look, school districts are announcing plans to begin the fall with remote learning to continue slowing the spread…

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Posted Dec. 3, 2019

How We Covered the Biggest Education News of the Decade

WHAT WE GOT RIGHT: Education Post is not a news organization. We focus on sharing the personal stories of the people who live and work within the nation’s education system and connecting them with others who have ideas about how to fix it. …

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Posted Nov. 25, 2019

5 Most Read Posts of the Decade

WHAT WE GOT RIGHT: It’s the end of a year, decade, era. While Education Post hasn’t existed for the entirety of the 2010s, we’ve seen a lot of phenomenal conversations happen on our digital pages.…

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Posted Nov. 20, 2019

Mayor Pete, If You Want to Be the Millennial Candidate, Support School Choice

Over the last 10 months or so, Democratic South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg has gone from affable unknown to…

By Lisa Hollenbach, Rob Samuelson

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Posted July 22, 2019

I Asked Teachers for Their Strangest Summer Jobs and This Is What They Said

In my ideal world, summer would be a time for educators to relax and catch up with family and friends…

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Posted June 26, 2019

Here Are 3 Things the Candidates Should Be Debating But Won’t

The lights are ready to beam bright, the NBC News graphics team is probably demanding raises after working on introductions…

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Posted Apr. 24, 2019

Jay-Z Is Going on Tour With High School Students to Visit HBCUs

Beyoncé’s not the only member of her family going all out for higher education. Her husband, Jay-Z, is showing how…

By Rob Samuelson

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Posted Mar. 26, 2019

The High School Play Everyone’s Talking About Shows Why We Need More Arts Funding in Schools

The sun can’t reach you but face-hugging and acid-spewing aliens can. Welcome, you’ve arrived at LV-426. Or have you? for…

By Rob Samuelson

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Posted Mar. 13, 2019

This Pi Day, Let’s Celebrate Girls Killing It at STEM

If society plays its cards right, we could soon enter a time when anyone can wear a lab coat, and…

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Posted Oct. 15, 2020

Think Your Vote Doesn’t Matter? Then Vote Local.

National media is entirely preoccupied by Joe Biden and Donald Trump’s ongoing barroom brawl. But there are 95,000 other seats across America up for grabs…

By Laura Waters

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Posted Oct. 12, 2020

Remote Learning Isn’t Great. Whining Is Worse.

My kids are upstairs pretending to learn. My wife and I know they aren’t engaged. Their teachers range from earnest to weird. The most challenging…

By Chris Stewart

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Posted Oct. 12, 2020

Here’s Why Dumping the Discipline Question on the Common App Really Matters

This is a year unlike any other. I am sure you have heard this over and over again as, over the past seven months, our…

By Kelisa Wing

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