Caroline Bermudez

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Chicago, Illinois

Caroline Bermudez has been a journalist for almost 10 years. She was Staff Editor at The Chronicle of Philanthropy, covering the nonprofit world, with a particular focus on foundations and high net-worth giving. She has interviewed prominent business, political and philanthropic leaders including Colin Powell, Ronald Perelman, Carl Icahn, Patty Stonesifer and Eli Broad. She also assisted with The Chronicle’s Philanthropy 50, its annual ranking of America’s most generous donors.

A proud graduate of Chicago Public Schools, she has a B.A. in history from Swarthmore College.

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Posted Nov. 15, 2016
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The Children’s President: A Love Letter to Barack Obama

Before the election, I told a friend I was going to miss the president when he left office. He replied,…

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Posted Oct. 19, 2016
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All She Had to Do Was Take a Plane Full of Gangbangers to Ground Zero and Now Bertie Simmons Runs a ‘Super School’

Bertie Simmons might be America’s oldest high school principal and she also may be its toughest. In 2000, reeling from…

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Posted Oct. 12, 2016
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I’m Latina and Immigration Is Not One of My Top Issues During This Election Cycle

A recent report from the National Council of La Raza (NCLR) lends credence to an old complaint often made but…

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Posted Oct. 11, 2016
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See Why These Kids and Teachers in San Diego Are Screaming in Celebration

Through XQ: The Super School Project, 10 schools have been awarded the chance to create novel approaches to educating high-school…

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Posted Sep. 29, 2016
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Local Education Philanthropy: The Story No One is Talking About

Our understanding of philanthropy is faulty. Judging by news stories, commentaries, and blogs, one would assume the billion-dollar foundations of…

By Caroline Bermudez

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Posted Sep. 26, 2016
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One High School’s Plan to Bring School to the Most Overlooked Students

Last week, XQ: The Super School Project, announced 10 winners, each receiving $10 million, for its high-school reinvention competition. One…

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Posted Sep. 12, 2016
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No Surprise, Carol Burris Misses the Mark on California Charter Schools

Carol Burris, executive director of the Network for Public Education, writes about “a never-ending stream of charter scandals coming from…

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Posted Aug. 25, 2016
U.S. one dollar bills blow near the Andalusian capital of Seville  in this photo illustration taken on November 16, 2014. A year-long investigation into allegations of collusion and manipulation by global currency traders is set to come to a head on Wednesday, with Britain's financial regulator and six big banks expected to agree a settlement involving around 1.5 billion ($2.38 billion) in fines. The settlement comes amid a revival of long-dormant volatility on the foreign exchanges, where a steady rise of U.S. dollar this year has depressed oil prices and the currencies of many commodity exporters such as Russia's rouble, Brazil's real and Nigeria's naira - setting the scene for more turbulence on world financial markets in 2015. Picture taken November 16, 2014.  REUTERS/Marcelo Del Pozo (SPAIN  - Tags: BUSINESS CRIME LAW POLITICS)   - RTR4EF1W

Want ‘Local Control’? Here’s Another Example of School Districts Failing to Support the Kids Who Need It Most

A new article in The Atlantic details another example of how the most needy kids in our schools are not…

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Posted Aug. 23, 2016
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Bill Gates Talks to Washington State Teacher of the Year Nate Bowling About ‘Nerd Farming’

Earlier this year, Beyoncé dropped a surprise video, “Formation,” a bold declaration of pride, of outrage, and of ambition, especially…

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Posted Aug. 8, 2016
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Why Do Some of Our Most Desirable Cities Have the Worst School District Ratings?

The Economic Policy Institute (EPI) recently released its annual list of America’s most and least educated cities among 150 metropolitan…

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Posted Mar. 29, 2017
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If the Louisiana Governor Has His Way, High School Graduates Will Continue to Stay Stuck in Remedial College Courses

If Governor John Bel Edwards has his way today, setting higher goals for Louisiana students could be delayed by a year or two and possibly…

By Lane Wright

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Posted Mar. 22, 2017
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Public Dollars Should Pay for Public Schools: That’s Why I Support High-Quality Charter Schools and Not Vouchers

We live in a free country and a parent should have the right to opt out of the public school system. But that parent does not have a right to take with them a proportional share of public education dollars any more than a pacifist can extract his share of defense spending. …

By Peter Cunningham

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Posted Mar. 21, 2017
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You Want Parents? This Is What It’s Going to Take to Empower Them in the Fight for Better Schools

Parent organizing ain’t easy. Many organizations have tried to organize parents and communities and have failed. We end up yelling at parents, “Parent involvement is…

By Keri Rodriguez Lorenzo

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