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 Feb. 26, 2021

February Is Black History Month. Periodt.

I swear I wasn’t trying to end Black History Month with white people and skinfolk that ain’t kinfolk foolery but … Yesterday my homie, Dr.…

By Tanesha Peeples

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Posted Feb. 26, 2021

Want a National Effort to Combat COVID Learning Loss? Study Your Black History.

We know all too well Black and brown students in marginalized communities are now bearing the brunt of the pandemic’s effect on schools—with inadequate technology,…

By Sharif El-Mekki

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Posted Feb. 24, 2021

Meet Newark’s Own Amanda Gorman, Seventh Grade Poet Makayla Brown

A month ago, as Amanda Gorman shared her beautiful prose during President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris’ inauguration, students at KIPP Rise Academy in Newark had…

By Laura Waters

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