I predict this will impact many students for years to come

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Introduction

The pandemic has caused many educational disruptions to prevail. While I am not a demographer nor a sociologist, I am a highly experienced educator. I am also a mom. These factors have enabled me to build my capacity to analyze circumstances related to students and learning as I forecast relevant outcomes. With all these elements considered, I believe that a phenomenon that I exclusively refer to as the

“Covid Learning Gap”

will become pervasive in our national and global society long after the pandemic has dissipated. This refers to the gaps in the demonstration of student of knowledge due to…


We may be confronting a rougher period in the United States because we have become so divided

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Introduction


This is my compelling argument

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A lot of parents and students are fed up with schools remaining closed for in-person learning for the past year. The ever-growing complaints about virtual learning surge each day. Very loud voices echoing how ineffective online learning is and how students are developing mental health concerns due to the isolation that accompanies online learning have become very loud in recent weeks. Emotional pleas and demands for schools to reopen immediately have been raging. Concerns have been documented about the failures with connectivity within some communities that serve diverse populations. Other virtual learning failures like high student absenteeism and many non-English…


I will answer this question in a neutral and objective manner

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Introduction

As a family engagement influencer, I speak my truth as it relates to parent and educator partnerships that support student learning. I speak words that others are prohibited to utter because my words may not always reflect what the politically correct thing is to say. The winds of change carry my voice into more universal areas of education. This causes me to share my perspective on broader educational issues.

The media has recently sensationalized the desire to quickly and fully reopen the schools that have provided students with an exclusive online learning experience for nearly one year by relying on…


Remembering my father on the first anniversary of his death

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When my father suddenly became critically ill early last year, I was the last family member he spoke to and interacted with. I was the last person he said

“I love you”

to. I consider it a blessing to have shared the special moments that I will always treasure with him.

I joined my family members in saying good-bye to him as he made his peaceful eternal transition to be in the presence of the Lord. His death was one year ago today. …


This story is no laughing matter

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The name Tessica Brown has become the subject of ridicule, humor, disbelief, and support throughout traditional and social media outlets in recent days. Her dreadful situation began over a month ago when she ran out of her hairspray product as she prepared to leave her home. Desiring to maintain her sleek hairdo, Tessica grabbed gorilla glue spray and used it to temporarily style and hold her flawless ponytail in place. Since the day that she regretfully used the glue in her hair, she has been unable to remove it and release the powerful bond that it has on her scalp…


My collection of stories about race relations with parents in education that guide robust conversations and facilitate change

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Introduction

A significant part of my mission as a family engagement influencer to ignite family engagement in education is to serve others. Consistent with this is writing and publishing articles, stories, and essays that inspire, expose harsh realities that encompass truth, educate, and affirm.

In observance of Black History Month, I aspire is to contribute to efforts to improve race relations among educators and Black parents for the benefit of student learning and development. My rationale is clear. …

Dr. Deborah M. Vereen

As a mom, family engagement influencer, educator, author, and Christian, I write to speak my truth. Visit my website at: www.Drdeborahmvereen.com .

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