Danielle M. Gonzales

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Assistant Policy Director, Education & Society Program, Aspen Institute

Washington, D.C.

Danielle M. Gonzales is assistant director for policy with the Education & Society Program at the Aspen Institute. Previously Danielle served as a senior program officer at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, managed Pre-K Now for The Pew Charitable Trusts and taught fourth grade in Brownsville, Texas.

Gonzales has also served as a policy fellow at the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans at the U.S. Department of Education. She earned her bachelor of arts in political science and Spanish language and literature from George Washington University and her master’s in education from the University of Notre Dame.

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Posted Jan. 6, 2016

Here’s How States Can Actually Help Every Student Succeed

The passage of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) has been heralded as the beginning of a “new era of…

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Posted July 21, 2017

Parents, Educators and Community Members Speak Out Against the NAACP’s Charter Moratorium

“All over the country, dedicated educators of color are leading charter schools that cultivate the minds of children too-often locked out of success in traditional public schools.”…

By Michael Vaughn

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Posted July 20, 2017

Without the Office for Civil Rights, My High School Would Have Continued to Discriminate Against Students Like Me

You may have seen the news. On July 11, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos responded to a letter written by Senator Patty Murray, which questioned the…

By Elijah Armstrong

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Posted July 26, 2017

Everything You Need to Know About the NAACP’s Stance on Charter Schools

This post is continually updated with up-to-date information. In a scathing article by the Wall Street Journal, the NAACP is called out for "taking orders from its union backers"—those union backers being the United Federation of Teachers and National Education Association—"to oppose charter schools."…

By Ikhlas Saleem

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