Terrance Ruth

Dr. Terrance Ruth is an education policy communications specialist at the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation, North Carolina State University. His research focus is poverty and globalization. He is also the principal of an alternative school, AMIkids, in Raleigh.

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Christmas is Christmas

Miles, The holidays are branded as a time of happy moments with family, friends, and food. Every holiday song speaks...

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Providing a post-racial home culture

Dear Miles, You have had a wonderful opportunity to spend large amounts of valuable time at home with your mom....

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Broken relationships

Miles, I have observed something about poverty that I want to share with you. Many Americans see poverty through a racial lens....

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The bridge: Hope covered in grace

Dear Miles, Over the course of the summer in 2015, racially-charged crimes stirred emotions and conversation across our country. The...

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Beating the odds and student poverty

Dear Miles, My experiences as an education administrator in North Carolina have been primarily with students who are poor, minority,...

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Grandpa’s education journey

Dear Miles,  This weekend is Father’s Day. I am thankful you have had an opportunity to meet my father and...

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The impact of a multicultural consumer group on our perception of race and education as we know it

Dear Miles, Two trends – population growth and volume purchasing power – are going to redefine your place in our...

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An open letter to my son, Miles: The Black community, police violence, and our schools

Dear Miles, A friend recently asked me how the Black community organizes around the issue of police violence. Most of...

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An open letter to my son, Miles: Safe space

Dear Miles, Every day, I watch you investigate the nuances of your environment, already identifying questions and finding answers for...

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An open letter to my son, Miles: Fatherhood

Dear Miles, Eleven months ago, you arrived on this earth. I felt tremendous pressure, a weight of responsibility. I filled...

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An open letter to my son, Miles

Dear Miles, A few months ago, I had coffee with Mebane Rash. She was launching a new nonprofit, EducationNC, and...