Samantha Kobbah

Samantha Kobbah is 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

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.