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Meet the 2018 Pahara-Aspen Education Fellows

Meet the 2018 Pahara-Aspen Education Fellows

The Pahara Institute, a national nonprofit who works with leaders reimagining public education, and the Aspen Institute, an educational and policy studies organization, recently announced the 2018 cohort of the Pahara-Aspen Education Fellowship. Among the 24 leaders were several leaders of color, including Jennifer Andaluz, Co-Founder and Executive Director, Downtown College Prep; Peter Anderson, Head of School, Washington Latin Public Charter School; Kaleem Caire, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, One City Schools; Alex Cortez, Managing Partner, New Profit; Victor De La Paz, Chief Financial Officer, Achievement First; Kendra Ferguson, Chief Executive Officer, KIPP Memphis; Dr. Narciso García, Superintendent, Vanguard Academy; Eli Kennedy, Chief Executive Officer, The Level Playing Field Institute; Chi Kim, Chief Executive Officer, Pure Edge, Inc.; Veronica Melvin, President and Chief Executive Officer, LA Promise Fund; Elissa Salas, Chief Executive Officer, College Track; John Valverde, Chief Executive Officer, YouthBuild USA; DeRonda Williams, Founder and President, DGW Consulting Group; and Miles Wilson, President and Chief Executive Officer, EducationWorks, among others. The Pahara-Aspen Education Fellowship is a two-year, cohort-based program that identifies exceptional leaders in the educational excellence and equity movement, facilitates their dynamic growth, and strengthens their collective efforts to dramatically improve public schools, especially those serving low-income children and communities. More here.

Gabbard Leads House Bill to Hold Drug Companies Accountable Over Opioid Epidemic

Gabbard Leads House Bill to Hold Drug Companies Accountable Over Opioid Epidemic

Anthony Brown Wants To Increase Tax Deduction Limit For Teachers 

Anthony Brown Wants To Increase Tax Deduction Limit For Teachers