Kerry-Ann Royes

Posted Apr. 4, 2018

Hope and Outrage: Put Some ‘Respek’ on ALL of Dr. King’s Dreams

Outrage: Martin Had a Dream Today, we commemorate the 50th anniversary of Dr. King’s assassination by memorializing his work and his life. But is this…

By Tanesha Peeples

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Posted Jan. 2, 2018

Education Reform in 2018 Is Going to Need a Parent Seal of Approval

A few years ago, at a convening of education advocates, one veteran in the reform movement highlighted the lack of racial diversity in the room…

By Peter Cunningham

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Posted Mar. 8, 2017

These 7 Women Started an Email Thread About What It Means to Be a Woman in the Age of Trump

Did you wear a pink hat? Stay home? Help a girl make sense? Reactions to the post-inaugural marches were as varied as womankind. Listen in to…

By Kerry-Ann Royes

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Posted Feb. 28, 2017

I’m Singing a Redemption Song for #MyBlackHistory ’Cause Songs of Freedom Are All I Ever Had

My job now is to live life fully and to ensure my kids are powerfully educated to do the same. There is no better emancipation of mental slavery.…

By Kerry-Ann Royes

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Posted Feb. 23, 2017

Coffee Break: Florida Principal Lewis Jackson Doesn’t Just Know Poverty, He’s Lived It

I was pretty blown away with Lewis Jackson’s story. I met him during his nomination for 2016 principal of the year, an honor he wears with…

By Kerry-Ann Royes

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Posted Sep. 30, 2016

Accountability Is Necessary and It’s Here to Stay

Standardized testing is a part of state law since…forever. If you want a high school diploma from a public school in this country, you must…

By Kerry-Ann Royes

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Posted Sep. 20, 2016

True Schools Are Created By Those Who Own It

I was born in Kingston, Jamaica and came to the U.S. as a teenager. That journey took me from a strict Catholic private school to…

By Kerry-Ann Royes

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Posted Aug. 4, 2016

To Be Young, Gifted and a Student of Color

So, I have to say…I’m a little proud of our school district. Recently the Washington Post highlighted Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) for a revolutionary…

By Kerry-Ann Royes

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Posted June 7, 2016

A Birthday Surprise Got Me Reflecting on This School Year

Just the other day, I received a call from my child’s school during my birthday lunch. It was Ms. Giancarlo, my daughter’s social studies teacher.…

By Kerry-Ann Royes

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Posted Sep. 21, 2020

Advocating for My Students Requires Being Political on My Own Time

With election season upon us, like clockwork, the collective efforts to stifle the political opinions of educators has begun. Navigating this climate requires a nuanced…

By Lindsey Jensen

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Posted Sep. 23, 2020

We Must Vote for the Candidates Who Will Implement the Right Policies for Our Kids

I first met Shennell McCloud when she was Director of Recruitment, and then as Director of Advocacy for KIPP New Jersey, a charter school network…

By Laura Waters

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Posted Sep. 22, 2020

I Hope I Never Lose Another Student to Suicide

“I’m going to end it!” Unsure of what I heard, I questioned back, “End what?”  Her response was, “My life!” This brief encounter led to…

By Jill Miesner

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