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 July 19, 2021

Are Teachers Leaving Because of Pandemic Stress? It’s Complicated.

Plenty of news stories have raised concerns about mass teacher shortages due to pandemic stress. And it’s true that teachers, principals and district leaders have…

By Maureen Kelleher

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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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