Ray Salazar
English Teacher

P-12, Higher Ed

  • Achievement gap
  • ACT
  • Advanced placement
  • Assessment
  • College preparation
  • College readiness
  • Common Core
  • Curriculum
  • Education reform
  • Engagement
  • Grading
  • High schools
  • Hispanic students
  • Homework
  • Low-income students
  • Measures of effective teaching
  • Minority students
  • Poverty
  • Professional development
  • Race and diversity
  • Reading and literacy
  • School choice
  • Standardized tests
  • State of education
  • Teacher development
  • Teacher quality
  • Teacher recruitment and retention
  • Urban education
  • Writing

Since 1995, Ray Salazar has been an English teacher in the Chicago Public Schools. His blog, The White Rhino, tied for second place in the Best Blog category of the Education Writers Association’s National Awards for Education Reporting in 2013. In 2003, Salazar earned a master’s degree in writing, with distinction, from DePaul University. In 2009, he received National Board Certification. His writing has aired on NPR and Chicago Public Radio many times. Three editorials appeared in the Chicago Tribune, and two commentaries appeared on CNN’s Schools of Thought Blog. Salazar also writes for San Antonio-based News Taco, which provides news and insights from a Latino perspective.