George Lucas Educational Foundation

Melinda D. Anderson

Journalist

Melinda D. Anderson is a freelance journalist whose reporting brings context to the complicated and critical issues of race, ethnicity, and equity in education. She’s a regular contributor on education for The Atlantic. Her byline has also appeared in The Washington Post, Vox Media, The Root, and Teaching Tolerance, among others. Follow her on Twitter: @mdawriter

Posts

  • Culturally Responsive Teaching

    Locked Away: The Toll of Mass Incarceration on Students

    Children with imprisoned siblings or parents often suffer silently, but schools can help students confront the stigma and trauma.
  • Culturally Responsive Teaching

    A Better Way to Teach the Civil Rights Movement

    To improve history lessons on the period, educators emphasize the roles of grassroots activists, churches, schools, and women.