Robert S. Harvey

Guest Blogger

Superintendent, East Harlem Scholars Academies

New York City, New York

Dr. Robert S. Harvey is an educator, school leader, community connector, writer, and public scholar. Drawing upon lived experiences, ethics, and a bold vision for the future of education, his leadership and writing has a threefold focus—love, justice and hope— with children at the heart.

He is currently the Superintendent of East Harlem Scholars Academies, a community-based network of public charter schools (PreK-12th) in New York City with more than  1,500 students; and Chief Academic Officer of East Harlem Tutorial Program, managing an Out-of-School Time (OST) program and Teaching Residency. He is also a Visiting  Professor in the Practice of Public Leadership at Memphis Theological Seminary.

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Posted Dec. 17, 2020

The Most Important Question a Teacher Can Ask Is ‘How Are the Children?’

On the sun-glazed African continent, the most storied warrior people, incomparably formidable and sagacious in war, is the Maasai. It is…

By Robert S. Harvey

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Posted Nov. 16, 2020

We Can’t Avoid Politics. Here’s How to Bring Them Into the Classroom

Only days after the projected presidential results, a microphone unmutes with shuffling in the backdrop, and a doubtful guise on…

By Robert S. Harvey

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Posted Dec. 1, 2021

When Charters Grow From Communities, They Can and Do Increase Equity

BES (Build, Excel, Sustain) started its Fellowship program 20 years ago to support school leaders with the preparation and professional development they needed to design,…

By Aasimah Navlakhi

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Posted Dec. 1, 2021

The Gifted and Talented Debates Aren’t About Rigor, They’re About Access

An interesting, complicated, and rather polarizing trend is going around in American education, and it has to do with special admission schools and the designation…

By Zachary Wright 

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Posted Nov. 30, 2021

Principals Must Be Hope Dealers In Schools and Communities

During a recent conversation, Murleen Coakley, principal of Greenfield Union in the Detroit Public Schools Community District, reminded me how much being a great principal…

By Robert Simmons

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