Ikhlas Saleem

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Deputy Director of Digital and Social Media, Education Post

Atlanta, Georgia

Ikhlas Saleem is the Deputy Director of Digital and Social Media for Education Post. Ikhlas is an experienced researcher and content manager with an interest in simplifying complex topics to increase dialogue and understanding, while extending the boundaries of inclusion in public discourse. Prior to joining Education Post, Ikhlas developed digital and content strategy for legislative campaigns aimed at increasing college affordability and ensuring fair workplaces for women and low-wage workers in Chicago, at Women Employed.

Ikhlas is a graduate of Wellesley College and holds a master’s in theological studies from Harvard University. She is a proud southerner from Atlanta.

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Posted Feb. 1, 2017
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Coffee Break: How Do We Work With Communities to Build Quality School Choices? Janeene Freeman Has Some Answers

In December of 2016, the Northeast Charter Schools Network (NECSN) announced its new Chief Executive Officer, Janeene Freeman. NECSN works…

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Posted Dec. 23, 2016
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9 Stories of Parents Demanding Better Schools in 2016

Okay, so I’m not a parent—yet. But every day I read so many inspiring stories of parents from around the…

By Ikhlas Saleem

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Posted Dec. 20, 2016
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Chicago’s Mayor Says It’s Time to Stop With the ‘False Choices.’ Parents Need Quality Choices.

In an opinion piece in The Washington Post, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel redirects our attention to parents in the hoopla…

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Posted Dec. 9, 2016
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We Asked The White House’s David Johns About Black Student Achievement and Here’s What He Had to Say

David Johns, executive director of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans, teamed up with Education Post…

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Posted Dec. 6, 2016
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How Do I Join Tonight’s Facebook Q&A With David Johns?

Tonight, December 6, at 7:30 PM ET on the Education Post Facebook Page we’re hosting a Q&A with David Johns, executive director…

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Posted Nov. 3, 2016
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Here’s What You Missed at Our #EduPostChat: Are Charter Schools Really a Bipartisan Issue?

Yesterday, Education Post, in partnership with Education Reform Now, Democrats for Education Reform (DFER) and the National Alliance for Public…

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Posted Oct. 15, 2016
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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."…

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Posted Oct. 7, 2016
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Why Are We Still Asking ‘Is School Choice the Black Choice’ When We Know It Is?

“Is School Choice the Black Choice?” was the question on hand at a panel discussion in D.C. on Wednesday night…

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Posted Oct. 3, 2016
Cassandra S. Pinkney
Founder and Executive Director 
Eagle Academy Public Charter School
Washington, DC
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Founder of D.C.’s First Early Childhood Education Charter School Passes Away

Lifelong educator Cassandra Pinkney passed away on Friday, September 30. In addition to being a part of our Education Post…

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Posted Sep. 30, 2016
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Missed the Facebook Q&A With Chris Stewart on the NAACP and Charter Schools? Here’s What You Missed.

Last night Education Post hosted a Facebook Q&A with education blogger Chris a.k.a. Citizen Stewart on why the NAACP is…

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Posted Mar. 22, 2017
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When the Only Real Choice Is Private: My Unlikely Attraction to School Vouchers

I felt that the free education my daughter was getting was just too expensive. I needed to find a school that would start filling her academic gaps while also providing culturally responsive pedagogy.…

By Marilyn Rhames

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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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