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

Hate at School: April 2018

Unsafe school environments from coast to coast underscore the severity of the 38 school-based episodes of hate and bias we tracked during the month of April.

Toolkit for “The Opioid Crisis”

Students who experience trauma often exhibit behaviors we associate with defiance, indifference or attention-deficit disorders. This toolkit and additional resources can help us overcome those assumptions and respond to such behaviors in trauma-sensitive ways.

The Opioid Crisis

Addiction can suffocate a community—especially its youngest members. But schools that employ trauma-informed practices are giving childhood victims of the opioid epidemic a fighting chance.

Hate at School: March 2018

While student activism rightfully stole the headlines, we tracked 35 school-based episodes of hate and bias in 18 states during the month of March.

Youth—United! #Enough in Marshall County, Kentucky

We reached out to students around the United States who are working to keep their schools safe from gun violence. This time, we caught up with Mary Cox, a senior at Marshall County High School, where two students were killed in a school shooting in January.