Stephanie Gonzalez

Guest Blogger

City Council President Pro Tempore

Central Falls, Rhode Island

Stephanie Gonzalez was born and raised in Central Falls, Rhode Island. She graduated from Central Falls High School in 2004 and became the first member of her family to attend college, graduating in 2008 with a B.A. in English from Boston College.

Since returning to Central Falls, Stephanie has dedicated much of her time advocating for quality education for families, and promoting college attendance and completion. Stephanie serves on the Central Falls School Board of Trustees.

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Posted May 13, 2015

Who’s ‘College Material’? It’s Not Your Decision to Make

During my senior year in high school, my guidance counselor told me not to apply to my dream school because…

By Stephanie Gonzalez

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Posted Apr. 22, 2019

Every Time I Think About Leaving the Classroom, My Students Remind Me Why I’m Here

Last week, teaching almost killed me. Again. I was driving home from work, having stayed later than typical for a meeting and some organizing. The…

By Tom Rademacher

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Posted Apr. 23, 2019

New EPA Proposal on Pollution Could Lead to More Students With Asthma Missing School

How could my students succeed if they were not able to come to class? It was a question I used to struggle with constantly. Prior…

By Kunal Sindhu

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Posted Apr. 19, 2019

Wealthy, White People Are Still in the Business of School Segregation

What’s causing school segregation? Some people say charter schools—I say it’s White people.   Before y’all get upset, I’m not saying it’s all White people—just…

By Tanesha Peeples

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