Dmitri Mehlhorn

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Dmitri Mehlhorn is a parent and school volunteer, as well as a Democratic donor and activist. He is a member of several boards, including that of StudentsFirst and several early stage companies, and he was a co-founder of Hope Street Group. He has earned degrees in political science, education policy and law from Stanford, Harvard, and Yale, respectively.

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Posted May 4, 2016

Money and Schools: Debating Ben Spielberg 50 Years After the Coleman Report

Is “more money” a vital education policy, when compared with other possible changes? Should taxpayers allocate significantly more money to…

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Posted Mar. 16, 2016
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We Needed an Academy Awards for Our Teachers and the Global Teacher Prize Is Doing Just That

In a July 2015 skit for Comedy Central, Jordan Peele and Keegan-Michael Key, of “Key & Peele,” pretend to be…

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Posted Oct. 8, 2015
100114Inspect1RK - State Education Commissioner Dr. John B. King Jr. with students at the Bronx Latin High School. CREDIT: All Photographs Copyright ¨© 2014 Robert Kalfus. All rights reserved. All photographs appearing in this email/ site are the property of Robert Kalfus and are protected by U.S. Copyright Laws and are not to be downloaded or reproduced in any way without the prior written permission of Robert Kalfus (917) 379-4165.

Fact Check: Reforms Favored by John King Don’t Cause Teacher Shortages

When President Barack Obama tapped former New York Education Commissioner John King to replace Arne Duncan as secretary of education,…

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Posted Sep. 22, 2015
June 8, 2011 - St. Petersburg, FL, USA - SP_339640_KEEL_.PALETAS_ SCOTT KEELER(06/08/2011ST. PETERSBURG) 1. Diane Ravitch,  a professor of education at New York University and outspoken critic of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation's reform agenda in education, met with the Times editorial board Wednesday.     SCOTT KEELER, TIMES (Credit Image: © Scott Keeler/Tampa Bay Times/ZUMAPRESS.com)

Let’s Get Real About Civility in the Education Debate

Civility in education politics is a bit like pacifism in international relations. It’s a worthy goal, but it can be…

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Posted Nov. 18, 2014
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Teachers, How Do You Want Your Bureaucracy?

Editor’s Note: Education Post believes that open, honest dialogue among people who don’t always agree is a needed step toward…

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