Valentina Korkes

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Chief of Staff

Ann Arbor, Michigan

Valentina Korkes is Chief of Staff for Education Post. She joined Education Post in 2014 as Deputy Director of Policy, building on her two and a half years as a 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 May 19, 2017

A Letter to Betsy DeVos About My Student Loans

Dear Secretary DeVos, You and I have a lot in common. We’re both from the great state of Michigan and…

By Valentina Korkes

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Posted Mar. 30, 2017

Like Beyoncé, Charter Schools Are Evolving and Improving. Here’s How They’re Doing It.

Recent reports on the state of the sector from two major charter organizations—National Alliance for Public Charter Schools (NAPCS) and…

By Valentina Korkes

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Posted Mar. 8, 2017

We Stand Up for Kids Even When You Don’t Want Us To

Women education bloggers from around the country shared their thoughts on what it means to be, raise and educate women…

By ShaRhonda Knott-Dawson, Katelyn Silva, Valentina Korkes

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Posted Nov. 10, 2016

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

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 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

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

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

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

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 May 11, 2017

It’s Not Just About What Happens in School, After School Matters, Too

President Trump’s “skinny budget” for the coming fiscal year is chock full of proposed cutbacks to longstanding federal programs. But one of his most surprising…

By Jodi Grant

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Posted May 10, 2017

Why Poor College Kids Like Us Need to Start Asking for the Help We Need

Growing up, my parents embedded the ideology that I should be happy and grateful for what I have. My mother would say, “Aunque seamos pobres,…

By Guillermo Camarillo

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Posted May 15, 2017

Every Teacher Tried to Get Him on Track But Only This Student Knew Exactly What He Needed

During the first seven months of this school year, I struggled to find a way to motivate a ninth-grade student whom I’ll call Ameer. Ameer…

By Christopher Mah

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