Dan Alexander

Guest Blogger

Chief Operating Officer, Northwestern Settlement

Chicago, Illinois

Dan Alexander is chief operating officer of Northwestern Settlement, a nonprofit organization which operates the Level 1+ Chicago Public School, Rowe Elementary, under charter to the Chicago Board of Education.

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Posted May 31, 2016

Here’s How Chicago Charter Public Schools Are Doing More With Less

New state data by the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) reveal a troubling truth: Most Illinois districts are spending…

By Dan Alexander

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Posted Dec. 8, 2017

Teachers Are Ready to End the School-to-Prison Pipeline But They Need the Trump Administration’s Help

2.6 million. That is the number of children suspended from U.S. public schools in one calendar year—2.6 million. That data, released in 2014 by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for…

By Lillian Lowery, Evan Stone

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Posted Dec. 7, 2017

This Video of Denver DREAMers Challenged Me to Check My Privilege

Being the “Type A,” driven overachiever that I am, I tend to be a planner—often, to a fault. As the daughter of a Purdue grad,…

By Chyrise Harris

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Posted Dec. 7, 2017

How Quincy Patterson Became Virginia Tech’s First Quarterback to Major in Engineering

If you follow Chicago’s high school football scene, you probably already know Quincy Patterson, the Solorio High School quarterback who drew lots of attention from…

By Maureen Kelleher

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