Matthew Frankel

Guest Blogger

President, MDF Strategies

Montclair, New Jersey

Matthew Frankel has directed divisions as a C-suite executive for Cablevision, The Weinstein Company, and AOL. But after the adoption of his two children, Frankel shifted his professional focus to service-oriented positions within his home state of New Jersey and is deeply focused on community-based engagement in the City of Newark and education policy throughout the state of New Jersey.

Prior to his corporate experience, he served as a press secretary on Capitol Hill, working as a press aide for House Democratic Leader Richard A. Gephardt, Senator Debbie Stabenow, the Democratic Leadership Council and a variety of political campaigns.

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Posted Feb. 15, 2017

DeVos and the ‘Third Way’ Opportunity for Democratic Education Reformers

Democratic education reformers, like many parents throughout the country, passionately believe that our public education system is struggling and needs…

By Matthew Frankel

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Posted Sep. 28, 2016

I Support Public Charter Schools, But Not This One

Montclair is a beautiful community in New Jersey, but it is not perfect. For a town that is anchored in…

By Matthew Frankel

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Posted June 23, 2017

I Never Thought I’d Be Legally Allowed to Stay in This Country. Now I’m a Teacher.

I never thought I’d get here. I never thought I’d be legally allowed to stay in this country, be a college graduate or be a…

By Angelica Del Rio

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Posted June 23, 2017

This Mom Knows Oversized Classrooms and Overworked Teachers, She Didn’t Want That for Her Children

Where do you live, and what schools do your children attend? My family lives in Tacoma. My daughter attends Green Dot Destiny Middle School, and…

By Danielle Davies, Francesca McDaniel

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Posted June 21, 2017

Coffee Break: Kennan Scott on Cold Brew, Mad Scientists and Teaching STEM to Kids of Color

Kennan Scott teaches engineering at West Oakland Middle School in Oakland, California. Before becoming a teacher, he worked as a transit engineer, where he saw…

By Katelyn Silva

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