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May 27, 2011

Stephanie Wilson, Chief of Staff, Aspire Public Schools

Many of the leaders profiled in this series are people who have started their own organizations to address education needs and challenges. But an equally critical challenge is ensuring the next generation of strong leaders working in existing organizations, to sustain these organizations and enable ...

May 26, 2011

Evan Stone and Sydney Morris, Co-Founders, Educators for Excellence

As young teachers in the New York City Public Schools, Evan Stone and Sydney Morris struggled with a feeling that the policies and practices that affected them and their students were being developed with little teacher input or voice. So they decided to work to change that, by created Educators for...

May 25, 2011

Mickey Muldoon, Manager of External Affairs, School of One

Mickey Muldoon has a knack for going where the action is: Shortly after graduating from Harvard, he did field organizing in Ohio for the Obama campaign. Last fall he joined School of One just as the initiative to transform schooling through radical personalization was gaining national attention. In ...

May 24, 2011

Jennifer Medbery, Founder, Drop the Chalk

As Jen Medbery notes, data-driven teaching and data-driven reform have become something of a buzz word in education circles over the past several years. But despite the profusion of data points, many teachers lack the time, tools, or skills to use this data effectively. And without those tools or ti...

May 23, 2011

Where is the Next Generation of Education Leaders Coming From?

In making a list of promising young education leaders, it only seemed reasonable to look at their backgrounds, to try to identify trends in where young education leaders are coming from--and where we might look for them to come in the future. Perhaps one of the most striking features of this list ...

May 23, 2011

Ana Menezes, Partner, the New Teacher Project

The New Teacher Project is known for encouraging the education field to be smarter and more strategic in its use of talent. So it's hardly surprising that TNTP was quick to spot and take full advantage of Ana Menezes' potential as an education leader. Landing in New Orleans post-Hurricane Katrina, M...

May 20, 2011

Hailly Korman, Associate, Morrison & Foerster

Earlier this year, a California judge ruled that the Los Angeles' school district's practice of laying off teachers based on seniority--leading to massive layoffs in some of the districts' highest-poverty schools, where novice teachers disproportionately work--violated the rights of students in thes...

May 19, 2011

Neerav Kingsland, Chief Strategy Officer, New Schools New Orleans

Neerav Kingsland is one of a crop of education reformers who moved to New Orleans to help rebuild and reshape the city's schools after Hurricane Katrina. As a freshly-minted Yale Law grad, Kingsland helped launch New Schools New Orleans, which has been a key force in shaping the transformation of pu...

May 19, 2011

Andrew Kelly, Research Fellow, American Enterprise Institute

Most of the people on this list focus on elementary and secondary education reform. But when I think about how the next generation of education reform leaders are going to transform education, I can't help but think we're going to see them driving big changes in higher education, too. The American h...

May 19, 2011

Kirabo Jackson, Assistant Professor, Northwestern

Kirabo Jackson's research tackles some of the most important questions in education today: What makes a good teacher? Do students benefit from attending "better" schools? What is the relationship between student demographic characteristics and teacher quality? Do extended public transit hours reduce...

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