Ron Matus

Ron Matus is director for policy & public affairs at Step Up for Students and a former editor of redefinED. He joined Step Up in February 2012 after 20 years in journalism, including eight years as an education reporter with the Tampa Bay Times (formerly the St. Petersburg Times). Follow him on Twitter @RonMatus1 and on Facebook at

Latest Articles

Bullied Children Need an Escape Hatch

Editor’s note: To hear Tamara Arrington and her son, Parker, tell the story in their own words, watch the video at the...

One Family, Two Generations of Education Choice

Alicia Davis needed a fresh start after a storm of challenges – including being a teen mom – overwhelmed her in high...