Cory is a senior writer for Teaching Tolerance. He has experience in both the newsroom—as a former sports journalist—and the classroom, where he has provided reading intervention and tutoring for K–6 students from rural Kentucky to Charlotte, North Carolina.

Articles by Cory

Arthur’s Gay Teacher and Other Stories Schools Won’t Tell

Local PBS networks’ refusal to air an episode of a children’s show featuring the marriage of two men speaks to a larger problem in our society—and our schools.

Teaching Stonewall’s 50th Anniversary

Stonewall’s history remains largely forgotten—and unknown among young people. In the cultural imagination, it remains shrouded in myth. But the true Stonewall story can be taught. Here’s how—and why.

Educators and Their #Community: Finding Solidarity on Social Media

How social justice educators are using social media to find support, a platform and PD.

Finding Resolve After the New Zealand Mosque Shootings

The mosque shootings in New Zealand may be far away, but this is an opportunity to help students understand and actively participate in a better tomorrow.

One Year After Parkland, A Reminder to Take Pride in Students’ Action

On the anniversary of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, we remember the students and educators we've lost and recognize those who have mobilized their grief into action.