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A setback to education: How Attacks on Critical Race Theory Harm Education in Ohio County

A rural Kentucky student examines how the critical race theory debate is playing out in our schools and communities.

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Abena Baidoo

Abena Baidoo is a member of the Kentucky Student Voice Team's inaugural Education Journalism Fellowship Cohort and an eighth grade student at Leestown Middle School in Lexington, Kentucky. She is passionate about a lot of things, including art, music and the new Stranger Things season.

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Avril Rodriguez is a freshman at Frederick Douglass High School in Lexington, Kentucky. Her favorite color is lavender. She loves reading dystopian novels, and spending time with family.

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Carrington Emanuel

Carrington attends Leestown Middle School in Lexington. She is a die hard Nicki Minaj and Beyoncé stan and can rap some songs word for word. She plays clarinet and volleyball and likes to hang out with her friends and family.

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Charlotte Ranallo

Charlotte Ranallo is a freshman. She goes to Owensboro Innovation Academy. She is passionate about equal rights for all. She also enjoys music and coffee.

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Dan Bush

Dan Bush is going into eighth grade at Bondurant Middle School. You can typically find them in the band room practicing bass clarinet when not in classes.

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Embree Higgins

Embree Higgins is an eighth grade student at Leestown Middle School in Lexington and a member of the Kentucky Student Voice Team's inaugural Education Journalism Fellowship Cohort.

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Emma Genson

Emma Genson is member of the inaugural KSVT Education Journalism Fellowship Cohort and a sophomore at Ignite Institute in Erlanger, Kentucky. She has a crazy obsession over 90’s rock music, or just music in general!

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Emma Kerr

Emma Kerr attends Noe Middle School in Louisville,Kentucky. When she's bored, she plays video games like Minecraft and More. She owns 5 amazing cats and, oddly, doesn't like pizza!

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Kei Merrick

Kei Merrick is an an eighth grader at Leestown Middle School in Lexington, Kentucky. He really enjoy free writing and listening to music. He also loves practicing various instruments and reading fiction books.

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Khoa (Ai) Ta

Khoa Ta is a 9th Grade freshman at Owensboro High school in Owensboro, Kentucky. They have an infinite wonder around the topics of business, technology, and law in which they want to better the world with. They believe in human equality and equal opportunities, especially in voicing opinions.

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Lily Alvey

Lily Alvey is a sophomore at Ballard high school. Lily likes to watch old rom coms from the 90’s, and start writing new stories while she’s in the middle of other ones.

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Louis Schlosser

Louis Schlosser is a sophomore at Beechwood High School in Fort Mitchell, Kentucky. When he's not playing tennis or soccer, he enjoys competing on his school's speech and debate team and engaging in outdoor activities.

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Matida Bojang

Matida Bojang is an ninth-grade student at Fredrick Douglas High School, in Lexington, Kentucky. She enjoys reading, writing, listening to music and things that have to do with technology.

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Michael Elliot

Michael Elliott is a sophomore at Ignite Institute in Northern, Kentucky. He's passionate about design work, films, climate change, and other hobbies.

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Willow Bacon

Willow is a 9th grade student at Tate’s Creek High School. You can usually find her drawing, writing, reading, doing color guard, or laying in bed watching Youtube.

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A setback to education: How Attacks on Critical Race Theory Harm Education in Ohio County

A rural Kentucky student examines how the critical race theory debate is playing out in our schools and communities.

Sound Off: Our Hopes For The New Edu

Click into The New Edu inaugural Journalist Fellows sounding off on their hopes for The New Edu.

Don't call it an achievement gap

Kentucky has been called out by the federal government for our widening racial gaps in student performance.

My Life as a Gender Non-Conforming Student

I don’t know what it’s like to be comfortable. I have never felt comfortable, never felt like I belonged. Never felt like I had a home. And that’s a really hard feeling to have. To acknowledge.

Why I'm Failing to Grasp Standards-Based Grading

My school has begun the process of implementing standards-based grading, a strategy that seems to undermine the humane approach to my learning my teacher embodied that has worked so well for me.

Standards-Based Grading Not Yet Up to My Standard

The idea was that students can go back and fully relearn and reassess the material, even if they fail a test or get a high B.

Criminalization of Students

Another group has also recently become hyper criminalized, their everyday behavior now framed as a threat to public safety. That group is students, specifically those in inner-city public schools.

Kentucky should be proud of Common Core

We Kentuckians are proud of our high standards. We are proud of the Common Core.

A Student's Post-Election Reflection

After the election, my school was filled with confusion, uncertainty and even fear. I was shocked and still trying to wrap my brain around the outcome of the election, but for some students at my school the election could possibly alter the course of their lives.