Zak Zupko

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Teacher, Intrepid College Prep

Nashville, Tennessee

Zak Zupko is the sixth-grade science teacher at Intrepid College Prep, a public charter school in Antioch, Tennessee. Zak is a University of Virginia graduate with an M.Ed in Secondary Education from George Washington University. Since graduating, Zak has taught in his home state of Virginia and currently in Tennessee. He also has several years experience teaching English as a foreign language in South Korea and Taiwan. Zak’s passion for teaching runs in his family—his mother is also a middle school science teacher.

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Posted July 21, 2017

Parents, Educators and Community Members Speak Out Against the NAACP’s Charter Moratorium

“All over the country, dedicated educators of color are leading charter schools that cultivate the minds of children too-often locked out of success in traditional public schools.”…

By Michael Vaughn

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Posted July 20, 2017

Without the Office for Civil Rights, My High School Would Have Continued to Discriminate Against Students Like Me

You may have seen the news. On July 11, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos responded to a letter written by Senator Patty Murray, which questioned the…

By Elijah Armstrong

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Posted July 20, 2017

Thought Charter and District Schools Couldn’t Work Together? Newark Has Found a Way

It’s often noted that the original vision for charter schools, championed by legendary teachers’ union leader Al Shanker and others, was that they’d be “laboratories…

By Charles Sahm

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