In 2021, President Biden signed the American Rescue Act . This $1.9 trillion legislative act provides much-needed funding for federal, state, and local governments still reeling from the effects of the coronavirus pandemic.

One of the essential parts of the American Rescue Act is its focus on school funding. The…


The stimulus checks for the general American public allowed an echo of relief for all recipients. With businesses shut down and unemployment continuing to be an issue for many, the much-needed stimulus checks offered a bit of relief.

Congress has passed the $1.9 trillion Biden American Rescue Plan under the…


GAITHERSBURG, MD — Former Superintendent of Metro Nashville Public Schools, and current President of equity and education consulting firm Joseph and Associates, Dr. Shawn Joseph, is applauding BET’s Disrupt & Dismantle for raising awareness of a massive crisis that continues to unfold in Nashville, TN: the city’s devastating school-to-prison pipeline.


In today’s American public school system, teachers and administrators are overwhelmingly White. While the proportion of teachers and administrators of color is growing, it is not keeping up with the student population’s increased diversity.

Having administrators of color, specifically superintendents, in school systems across the country is one of the…


Meet Shawn Joseph — Ideamensch Interview

Dr. Shawn Joseph has put teaching and faith at the forefront of his life in and out of education. His accomplishments in learning are many. After graduating from Lincoln University, he earned a master’s degree from Johns Hopkins University and a doctoral degree in educational administration and policy studies from…


The journey towards racial equality in the workplace — and in every other forum and facet of society — has moved significantly forward in the last several decades. …


Superintendents play a pivotal role in both developing and enabling the vision of their respective school boards. Some of the key duties include (but are not limited to) reviewing and making decisions about the curricula within each school and the district as a whole, overseeing school budgets, assessing improving student…


Dr. Shawn Joseph

To say that effective school leadership is merely important is a gross understatement: it is outright essential. Unfortunately, many schools across the country are experiencing this truth for all of the wrong reasons. Instead of working cohesively and collaboratively towards a clear and progressive vision, these schools…

Shawn Joseph

Dr. Shawn Joseph’s passion for equity and social justice has led him to serve in a number of positions in the world of education.

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