Nora Kern

Guest Blogger

Senior Associate at Safal Partners

Washington, D.C.

Nora Kern is the Senior Associate at Safal Partners Inc. and has nearly a decade of experience in education policy and charter schools through her experience in non-profit and government organizations. Nora is committed to researching and promoting educational best practices that help all students access a high-quality education.

Prior to joining Safal Partners, Nora authored a variety of research, policy, advocacy, and social media products during the five years she worked at the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools. She has also held a government relations position with the Data Quality Campaign and worked on Capitol Hill for a Georgia congressman. Nora began her career as a fourth grade teacher in a rural Florida charter school and was then selected for an education policy fellowship sponsored by the Thomas B. Fordham Institute.

Nora graduated as valedictorian with a Bachelor of Arts degree in history and minors in education and Italian studies from the University of Florida.

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Posted Jan. 31, 2017

Here’s Why One Charter School Believes Diversity Is the Future

There is a small but growing number of leaders engaging in intentionally diverse charter schools. To understand these schools and…

By Nora Kern, Alex Medler

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Posted May 23, 2017

Here’s Some Suggested Reading for Our Trash-Talking Secretary of Education

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