Greg Richmond

Greg Richmond, Education Post Advisory Network Member

President and CEO, National Association of Charter School Authorizers

Chicago, Illinois

Greg Richmond is President and CEO of the National Association of Charter School Authorizers, which is committed to advancing excellence and accountability in the charter school sector and to increasing the number of high-quality charter schools across the nation.

Mr. Richmond spent 11 years at Chicago Public Schools in a variety of roles, including Chief Officer for New School Development, where he established the district’s charter school office. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Master of Public Affairs from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities.

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Posted May 12, 2016

Believe It or Not, Teachers Unions and Charter School Supporters Share a Lot of Common Ground

If you believe the heated rhetoric in recent weeks over court rulings on teacher tenure and the unionization efforts at…

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Posted Jan. 4, 2016

Charter Schools at Age 25: Three Strengths and Three Weaknesses

Charter schools turn 25 this year. Are they working the way people thought? That’s hard to say because there have…

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Posted Mar. 6, 2015

Louisiana Is Right to Close This Charter School

Charter schools are about more than just test scores. They also have an obligation to treat all students fairly and…

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Posted Dec. 4, 2014

Stronger Accountability Laws Mean Better Charters

Accountability is part of the charter school DNA, but a new state-by-state review of charter school state policies by the…

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Posted Nov. 20, 2014

A Nuanced View of ‘No-Excuses’ in New Orleans

As we look for ways to improve the fairness and effectiveness of student discipline policies—especially around suspensions—we must be willing…

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Posted Oct. 13, 2014

NYC New Accountability System Focuses on Right Measures in the Wrong Way

There are things to like in NYC Chancellor Carmen Fariña’s new plan to evaluate the city’s schools, from the focus…

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Posted Sep. 26, 2014

President Bill Clinton is Right to Demand Excellence From Charter Schools

President Bill Clinton reminded Democrats this week why they should support charter schools—and how. As first reported by the Huffington…

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Posted Sep. 17, 2014

Collaborating, Not Competing: Charters as “Laboratories of Innovation”

One of the first educational leaders to call for autonomous, self-governed “schools of choice” was Al Shanker, the late president…

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Posted May 11, 2017

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By Jodi Grant

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Posted May 10, 2017

Why Poor College Kids Like Us Need to Start Asking for the Help We Need

Growing up, my parents embedded the ideology that I should be happy and grateful for what I have. My mother would say, “Aunque seamos pobres,…

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Posted May 15, 2017

Every Teacher Tried to Get Him on Track But Only This Student Knew Exactly What He Needed

During the first seven months of this school year, I struggled to find a way to motivate a ninth-grade student whom I’ll call Ameer. Ameer…

By Christopher Mah

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