The Silver Lining in Coronavirus Is the Opportunity for Black Innovation in Education

If you take the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, add the massive black-white wealth gap, and then mix in America's ungodly lack of social safety nets; black families are about to be served a hellacious helping of hurt.  Schools are closed for more than 55 million...

Maybe This Pandemic Will Allow Us to Fix Our Broken Education System

I live right off Route 206, a mostly two-lane road that begins in the Pinelands of southern New Jersey, winds 130 miles north to Stokes State Forest, and ends in Dingman Township, Pennsylvania. One twelve-mile stretch of 206 connects Princeton, Lawrence Township (where I live), and Trenton,...

It Should Not Take a Pandemic to Ensure That Every Child Has Food

Kasserianingera, this is a greeting of the Masai people of Africa, simply translated as, “And how are the children?” Because the Masai place their children’s well-being in high esteem, the response back is always the same for them, “The children are well.” I have...

VIDEO: An Expert Shares Everything You Should Know About Online Learning

For years online learning was the wayward cousin of education reform, but COVID-19 has forced a new conversation about its potential. School districts have shifted their lessons to ed-tech products, families are logging on, and we're on our way...

VIDEO: Supporting and Advocating for Kids With Dyslexia During Coronavirus

For me, helping my son go from a bright but illiterate fourth-grader to a high school student who can read and write was an incredible full-time job. It was really hard to understand that a regular public school–even our wonderful, progressive elementary school...