Grace Chen

As a personal product of public education, Grace Chen is an avid education researcher and writer, as well as an educator. 

One of her proudest professional moments occurred when she was teaching a group of low-income, at-risk middle school students, which included several homeless children.  At the start of the class, only one of the 20 children had aspirations to attend college.  However, by the end of the semester, every single child aspired to attend college and had clear outlined professional goals for themselves.  Five years later, most all of the students from this group are attending or in the process of applying for college!

Grace is sincerely concerned about the current education crises, where public schools have been forced to work within debilitating budgets, and she also believes that significant education reform is needed in traditional public schools to help them educate our country's children to their fullest potential. 

Recent Articles
January 01, 2018
The city of New York has announced they are bringing back mandatory sex-ed courses for the first time in 20 years, in light of skyrocketing teen pregnancy rates far above the national average.
January 01, 2018
We’ll look at the many challenges facing schools in New York and New Jersey, as they struggle to get ready for students and balance the ongoing need to provide shelter to those displaced by the storm.
January 01, 2018
Students have headed back to school across the country, but are greeted by new security technology and armed security guards. We take a look at Post-Newtown public education.