Xochitl Avellan

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Director of the Administrator-in-Residence Program, Green Dot Public Schools

Los Angeles, California

Xochitl Avellan is currently director of the administrator-in-residence program at Green Dot Public Schools in Los Angeles. She has nearly two decades of experience in K-12 education and has held positions spanning from the classroom to school site administration.

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Posted Sep. 15, 2015

I Wanted Better Schools for Our Kids So Now I’m Helping Build Them

As I consider the recent efforts to deny children access to charter schools in states from Washington to Rhode Island, I think about…

By Xochitl Avellan

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Posted May 19, 2018

Maybe We’ll Finally Get the Gun Reform We Need If We All Keep Our Kids Home From School

Okay parents: It’s your turn. The teachers have walked out demanding better pay. The students walked out demanding an end to school shootings. It’s time…

By Peter Cunningham

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Posted May 18, 2018

Want Safer Schools? Listen to the Wave of Student Voices.

In recent months, hundreds of thousands of students from across the United States made it clear that they are a force to be reckoned with.…

By Jimmy Simpson Jr.

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Posted May 17, 2018

Students With Autism Are ‘Different, Not Less,’ and Other Lessons From Temple Grandin

Steven was my oversized and freckled first-grade classmate. That basement classroom was bulging with students, with rows of tiny desks brimming with books and a…

By Maryann Woods-Murphy

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