Samantha Kobbah

Samantha Kobbah was an intern with the Education Policy program's Early and Elementary Education Initiative. Kobbah holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Michigan. She is currently a master’s candidate in the School of Public Affairs at the American University in Washington, D.C. She is a former teacher and  has a range of experiences in Detroit Public Schools, the Cleveland Municipal School District, and Cleveland’s highest performing charter networks.

All Work

Event Recap: When Degree Programs For Pre-K Teachers Go Online

Online pathways may be a viable option for many pre-K teachers, but significant challenges remain.

Are the GOP Tax Plans Looking Out for Low-Income Children and Families?

The GOP tax bills miss key opportunities to help families get their young children off to a strong start.

Where are All the Teachers of Color?

New Report Shares Lessons on Pre-K Teacher Compensation Parity Policies

What Teachers Can Do in the Face of National Trauma

As America reels from a litany of tragedies, modeling vulnerability in the classroom can help students feel safe—and ready to learn.

When Playing is Learning: What Pre-K Looks Like at KIPP

A recent study found promising results for KIPP pre-K students. We visited KIPP DC to see for ourselves.

Home Visit Programs Are Proven to be Effective

MIECHV funding is set to expire if Congress doesn’t act by the end December.