Author: Gwen Samuel

Way too many mom-and-pop voices missing from feds’ ‘unprecedented’ parent and family council planning

Editor’s note: This commentary from Gwen Samuel, president and founder of the Connecticut Parents Union and a reimaginED guest blogger, written in the form of a letter to U.S. Education Secretary Miguel Cardona, appeared recently on Samuel’s blog. When the Biden Administration announced that it was creating an “unprecedented” advisory[Read More…]

A Black parent’s perspective: The dangers of not keeping children first and foremost during COVID-19 recovery

“There can be no keener revelation of a society’s soul than the way in which it treats its children.” — Nelson Mandela As a mom and education activist, I reflected upon Women’s History Month in March as a time to honor ourselves and the many diverse women, past and present,[Read More…]

A parent’s perspective: Unwrapping the Senate HELP confirmation hearing of Miguel Cardona

Editor’s note: redefinED is pleased to introduce our newest guest blogger, Gwen Samuel, founder and president of the Connecticut Parents Union. Samuel will be a regular contributor to redefinED. February 3 was a very reflective day for this Black Connecticut mom. There were virtual celebrations across the country honoring past[Read More…]