When it comes to urban education in America, no reforms have caused more controversy over the last two decades than the proliferation of charter schools.
IEL and the Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE) announced the 2019 Meade Fellows: Danila Crespin Zidovsky and Stefan Lallinger. The Fellowship gives HGSE students the opportunity to travel to Washington, D.C. to connect with education policy leaders.
IEL announced the appointment of three new members to its board of directors: Zakiyah Ansari, Rachel Fried, and Mark Watson. They join a strong, diverse, and inclusive board that guides IEL’s work and ensures the organization’s fealty to its mission.
On January 5, IEL’s first female board chair, Dr. Bernice “Bunny” Sandler, the “Godmother of Title IX,” died peacefully. She was 90.
Superintendent Talisa L. Dixon recounts what one of her students told her: “I didn’t know I could take AP courses.” Because his school’s AP courses were majority-white and he didn’t see students who looked like him, he didn’t think he was eligible.