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
While students are enjoying time off this summer, school district officials across the country are grappling with the issues associated with Common Core Standards, as well as plenty of opposition from parents and teachers.
As more schools return to in-person learning, teachers and parents find themselves dealing with the trauma and stress created by the pandemic.
After more than a year of remote learning, schools are finally returning to in-person instruction but how has the pandemic changed the face of public education and what will it look like moving forward?