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 July 29, 2021

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Posted July 26, 2021

At Freedom School Literacy Academy, Black Pride and Academic Achievement Go Hand-in-Hand

Erika Asikoye is the Director of the Freedom School Literacy Academy (FSLA) at The Center for Black Educator Development in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The FSLA, for…

By Laura Waters

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Posted July 27, 2021

15 Questions That Predominantly White Schools Should Ask When Engaging in Non-Performative Anti-Racist Work

Last week, I had a consulting call with a potential client (a white teacher), who teaches in a predominantly white school/neighborhood and wants to engage…

By Kwame Sarfo-Mensah

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