Beth Swanson

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Vice President of Strategy and Programs, Joyce Foundation

Chicago, Illinois

Beth Swanson is Vice President of Strategy and Programs at the Joyce Foundation. She was at the center of Chicago’s successful effort to lift student achievement as a top deputy to former CPS CEO Arne Duncan and as Deputy for Education in Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s first term, and was recently appointed to the board of City Colleges of Chicago.

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Posted Oct. 10, 2017

From Last to Leading: How Chicago Public Schools Made the Leap

Thirty years after being labeled the worst school district in the nation and after two decades of fiscal crisis, Chicago…

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Posted Oct. 20, 2017

VIDEO: This Detroit Teacher Uses Hip-Hop Literacy to Engage His Students and the Community

I began teaching at 22. Back in my hometown of Detroit and fresh out of college, I thought I had all the answers.…

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Posted Oct. 13, 2017

We All Have Blind Spots About Race. Here Are More Racial Crossfit Exercises to Keep You Morally Fit.

I recently wrote about my White teacher who badmouthed civil rights in 1995. She willfully did not want to let go of White supremacy. There…

By ShaRhonda Knott-Dawson

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Posted Oct. 15, 2017

Episode 01: How’d You Get Into Education Anyway?

Welcome to the first episode of Voices4ED, an Education Post podcast where we bring in voices of students, parents and teachers to talk about what’s…

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