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Change only happens if we keep showing up

Oct 6, 202302 min read
Change only happens if we keep showing up
As a parent, all I want is for my kids to have what I didn’t have, which is why I have spent years advocating for IPS leaders to grow schools that are closing the opportunity gap. Join me by signing this petition asking leaders to grow proven models. My children’s IPS school has a lower […]

Our kids can’t wait

Sep 29, 202302 min read
Our kids can’t wait
Over two years ago, I posted this video. In it, I talk about the opportunity gap in IPS and why I want to see more just and equitable schools. Since then, two of my children have started attending one of the schools in our city that is doing a much better job of closing the […]

I asked IPS leaders to share opportunity gap data

Sep 29, 202301 min read
I asked IPS leaders to share opportunity gap data
At the Indianapolis Public Schools (IPS) Action Session, I asked district leaders to transparently share the data that highlights public schools in IPS boundaries that close the opportunity gap, regardless of school type. I want them to share this data in October because I know that we can partner together and learn from this data. […]

I want IPS leaders to close the opportunity gap

Sep 29, 202301 min read
I want IPS leaders to close the opportunity gap
Last night, I spoke at the IPS board meeting. During this meeting, I requested IPS leaders share data about schools in our city, not all of which are IPS schools (but all are public schools), that are doing a much better job of closing the opportunity gap. I also asked them to take action and […]

I shared why the IPS language justice plan is critical

Sep 4, 202306 min read
I shared why the IPS language justice plan is critical
I went to the Indianapolis Public Schools (IPS) Action Session in August to thank IPS leaders for agreeing to create a language justice plan back in December and to speak about why this plan is critical for students. Asistí a la Sesión de Acción de las Escuelas Públicas de Indianápolis (IPS) en agosto para agradecer […]

I asked IPS leaders to seek more input on the language justice plan

Sep 1, 202303 min read
I asked IPS leaders to seek more input on the language justice plan
I strongly believe that for any plan to succeed, it must consider the feedback of the people it is meant to help, which is why I spoke at the IPS board meeting last night. I thanked IPS leaders and also asked them to seek more parental input, especially from our ESL parents in IPS, as […]

Change only happens if we keep showing up

Oct 6, 202302 min read
Change only happens if we keep showing up
As a parent, all I want is for my kids to have what I didn’t have, which is why I have spent years advocating for IPS leaders to grow schools that are closing the opportunity gap. Join me by signing this petition asking leaders to grow proven models. My children’s IPS school has a lower […]

Our kids can’t wait

Sep 29, 202302 min read
Our kids can’t wait
Over two years ago, I posted this video. In it, I talk about the opportunity gap in IPS and why I want to see more just and equitable schools. Since then, two of my children have started attending one of the schools in our city that is doing a much better job of closing the […]

I asked IPS leaders to share opportunity gap data

Sep 29, 202301 min read
I asked IPS leaders to share opportunity gap data
At the Indianapolis Public Schools (IPS) Action Session, I asked district leaders to transparently share the data that highlights public schools in IPS boundaries that close the opportunity gap, regardless of school type. I want them to share this data in October because I know that we can partner together and learn from this data. […]

I want IPS leaders to close the opportunity gap

Sep 29, 202301 min read
I want IPS leaders to close the opportunity gap
Last night, I spoke at the IPS board meeting. During this meeting, I requested IPS leaders share data about schools in our city, not all of which are IPS schools (but all are public schools), that are doing a much better job of closing the opportunity gap. I also asked them to take action and […]

I shared why the IPS language justice plan is critical

Sep 4, 202306 min read
I shared why the IPS language justice plan is critical
I went to the Indianapolis Public Schools (IPS) Action Session in August to thank IPS leaders for agreeing to create a language justice plan back in December and to speak about why this plan is critical for students. Asistí a la Sesión de Acción de las Escuelas Públicas de Indianápolis (IPS) en agosto para agradecer […]

I asked IPS leaders to seek more input on the language justice plan

Sep 1, 202303 min read
I asked IPS leaders to seek more input on the language justice plan
I strongly believe that for any plan to succeed, it must consider the feedback of the people it is meant to help, which is why I spoke at the IPS board meeting last night. I thanked IPS leaders and also asked them to seek more parental input, especially from our ESL parents in IPS, as […]
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