Valentina Korkes

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Valentina Korkes is Deputy Director of Policy and Strategy for Education Post.

Prior, she worked for two and a half years as Legislative Projects Manager at StudentsFirst. While at StudentsFirst, Valentina worked in a handful of states across the U.S. to ensure quality education policies were being passed into law. Valentina has also worked in Ann Arbor Public Schools to ensure coordination between schools, the local judicial system, and students’ attorneys, social workers and families.

She has a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in education policy and leadership from the University of Michigan.

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Posted Nov. 10, 2016
trumpisdangerous

I’m Not Worried About What President Trump Will Do For Education. I’m Terrified.

It’s barely been a day since the American people and political system voted Donald Trump into the White House. Since…

By Valentina Korkes

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Posted Oct. 14, 2016
Druck

Finally, the Candidates Discuss Education Policy

Well, folks, we’re 288 days into the worst election year of all time but we’ve finally got some answers on…

By Valentina Korkes

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Posted June 17, 2016
virtual

Virtual Charter Schools Are Failing Students. Here’s Some Solutions.

It’s no secret: I think charter schools need to be watched like a hawk to make sure they’re giving kids…

By Valentina Korkes

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Posted Feb. 11, 2016
students

Here’s to Making Charter Schools Better in Michigan

Being from Michigan, generally, is a wonderful thing. Great people, Great Lakes, you get the picture. When it’s not so…

By Valentina Korkes

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Posted Feb. 1, 2016
govsynder

Gov. Snyder, Michigan Students Deserve Better

Ask anyone who has had a longer-than-five minute conversation with me: I love being from Michigan. We’ve got lakes for…

By Valentina Korkes

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Posted Jan. 7, 2016
bernie

Not Feeling the Bern: Why Bernie Got It Wrong on Charter Schools

Bernie Sanders, white knight of social justice-loving liberals (like myself), has gone ahead and disappointed me one week into 2016.…

By Valentina Korkes

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Posted Dec. 2, 2015
esea

Here’s What You Should Be Reading About the New ESEA

As the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act comes to head with a vote in the House today,…

By Valentina Korkes

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Posted Nov. 11, 2015
detroitstudent

Detroit Parents Don’t Just Need School Choices, They Need Quality

A recent op-ed in The Detroit News included quotes from local parents, as well as polling data, showing that parents…

By Valentina Korkes

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Posted Nov. 5, 2015
dems

Dear Democrats: It’s Time to Tell Us Where You Stand on Education

Dear Democratic Candidates, We really like you. We’ve been cheering you on for months now (or, in the case of…

By Eric Lerum, Valentina Korkes

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Posted Oct. 15, 2015
ohio

Ohio Goes ‘Public’ on Public Charter Schools

Ohio, among its many faults as the worst state in the entire country, has had a charter school sector that…

By Valentina Korkes

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Posted Feb. 22, 2017
nate

#MyBlackHistory: My Mom Had to Lie to Get Me Into a Good School. No Parent Should Have to Do That.

In a nation as wealthy as America, no parent should have to lie about their address to get their child into a high-quality school. Sadly, I have heard this same tale from many, many other Black families.…

By Nate Bowling

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Posted Feb. 21, 2017
syncere-engineering

#MyBlackHistory: Here’s Why I Became an Engineer and How I’m Helping Kids Do It Too

When I was just 9 or 10 years old, I found out that I had a true love and passion for science. Now I want to see that other kids get that chance.…

By Jason Coleman

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Posted Feb. 21, 2017
davidjohns

#MyBlackHistory: Why I’m Celebrating Every Black Genius From City Blocks to the White House

We will never meet a Black child who is not a genius and there is no secret to how we support them: We first treat them as human and then we then support them with love. …

By David J. Johns

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