Shugri Bashir

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Student, St. Louis Park Senior High

St. Louis Park, Minnesota

Shugri Bashir is 17 years old and a proud young Somali woman. She is a graduating senior at St. Louis Park Senior High and plans to attend Normandale Community College in the fall.

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Posted June 3, 2015

In College, I Will Create My Own Narrative

Education—a nine-letter word that somehow carries the weight of the world. It’s something that many take advantage of, while others…

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Posted Feb. 23, 2021

Oakland’s School Board Cares More About Politics Than It Does About Kids and Families

Reyna Morales lives in Oakland, California, and is the parent of two students at a high-performing charter school located in an area with a dearth…

By Reyna Morales

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Posted Feb. 22, 2021

Educators Who Consider Themselves ‘White Allies’ Are Dangerous When It Comes To Developing Anti-Racist Classrooms

“I am a white ally,” the 30 something-year-old white teacher declared emphatically in the diversity and inclusion professional development session. She snapped her fingers to…

By Sana Shaikh

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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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