Rob Samuelson

Rob Samuelson is a Staff Writer at Education Post and Digital Media Manager for the brightbeam network.

Posts By Rob Samuelson

Mental Health

Chicago Public Schools Partners With Lady Gaga's 'Born This Way Foundation' to Support Students' Mental Health

Lady Gaga stepped in this week to provide an enormous mental health boost to Chicago's students. And this isn't the first time she's used her platform to help to help struggling kids. In fact, the...

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With Florida Math Textbook Rejections, CRT Is Just the Tip of the Iceberg

While Twitter’s chock full of talk about Florida banning books that include “critical race theory (CRT),” there’s even more weirdness going on. Some background: Florida’s Department of Education...

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This Eighth Grader Led Her School to Build an Anti-Racist Library

When Kinadee Jordan thinks, you can almost see her mental gears spinning. Clad in a “Boyz in the Hood” hoodie, the eighth-grader crafts her thoughts on Langston Hughes’ poem “I look at the world.”...

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We're About to Learn the Extent of Civil Rights Violations During the Pandemic

The federal government is finally collecting better data on what schools did to protect the civil rights of students during the COVID-19 pandemic—or if they didn't. By updating the use of Civil...

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Watch Education Secretary Cardona Tell LGBTQ Young People He's Got Their Backs

“We got your back.” With those four words, Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona showed his cousin Alex how simple it really can be to support those who identify as LGBTQ. Alex, a transgender man...

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Virginia Gym Teacher Takes Stand Against Transgender Kids' Preferred Pronouns

As we begin Pride Month, a far-right, anti-LGBTQ legal advocacy group that labels themselves a Christian advocacy organization is helping a suspended Virginia gym teacher get his job back. If you...

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