Lisa DiGaudio

Lisa DiGaudio is the founding principal at New Dawn Charter High School and holds a PhD in leadership, policy and change Walden University. She also blogs for the Network of Independent Charter Schools.

Lisa served for 13 years in the classroom as a lead teacher, data coach and summer school leader. For the last six years Lisa has been an administrator and contributed to the New Dawn application charter. Lisa was a New York Educator Voice Fellow with America Achieves for 2015 and a Policy Fellow for 2016-2017.

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Posted Jan. 25, 2017

Here’s How We Support the Schools Who Help the Kids Most at Risk

Did you know that students from low-income families are five times more likely to drop out of high school than…

By Lisa DiGaudio

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Posted Aug. 15, 2017

Everyone Is Entitled to an Opinion on Charter Schools But Parents Deserve the Final Say

Over the last year we’ve seen the NAACP come out forcefully against charter schools. We’ve seen the Trump administration support choice in ways that have…

By Lane Wright

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Posted Aug. 15, 2017

Every Book You Teach Is a Political Choice. Make It a Step Towards Social Justice.

At NNSTOY’s (National Network of State Teachers of the Year) conference last July, civil rights educator Sharif El-Mekki delivered a moving presentation that ended with…

By Topher Kandik

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Posted Aug. 14, 2017

Sure, You Hate Trump, But Can You Tell Your Students That?

Is it OK to hate the president? Yes. Is it OK to hate the president from the front of the classroom? That’s harder. As teachers…

By Tom Rademacher

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