Tanji Reed Marshall

Senior Practice Associate, The Education Trust


Working Towards Linguistic Equity: Language Varieites in the English Language Arts Classroom

In this session, the speaker will discuss research on English varieties to demonstrate how traditionally marginalized students have their use of language excluded from classroom discourse. The speaker will also discuss the connection between students’ language varieties and their ability to access complex texts to reach college- and career ready standards.


Dr. Reed Marshall has worked in education for two decades as a classroom teacher, literacy coach, and literacy specialist. Her work focuses on high-achieving African American students, teacher development, secondary literacy, and critical literacy. She currently works as a senior practice associate at the Education Trust in Washington, DC and adjuncts at American University.