The Beautifully Different Brain

Originally published in the Greater Park Hill News, June 1st, 2021 Identifying Dyslexia Should Be The Norm, Not The Outlier By Erin Pier For the GPHN Erin Pier My daughter’s brain operates in a beautifully different way from mine. She has an episodic memory that...

When Students Have No Home

Originally Published in the Greater Park Hill News – May 3rd, 2021 It’s Hard To Learn, When You Don’t Know Where You’ll Sleep By Erin Pier For the GPHN Erin Pier I grew up in the suburbs of Kansas City, surrounded by white, middle-upper class Catholics. Because...

Life After A Year Of Solitude

Originally published in the Greater Park Hill News, March 31st, 2021 A Time To Move, Create, Connect, And Be Kind By Erin Pier For the GPHN Erin Pier Last September in these pages, I compared the crisis of COVID-19 with that of Sept. 11, 2001. I shared my opinion that...

A Big Win for Equity

Originally Published March 1st, Greater Park Hill News STEAM Academy Will Celebrate Black History, Black Joy and Black Culture 365 Days A Year By Erin Pier For the GPHN Erin Pier As a contributing columnist for Park Hill Neighbors for Equity in Education, I write...

Owning Our History

Originally Published in the Greater Park Hill News, Feb 2nd, 2021 It’s Time For Reflection And Action In Our Classrooms By Erin Pier For the GPHN Erin Pier Over the past year, Americans have been confronted with numerous examples of irrefutable racism. Ahmaud Arbery....