Kaitlin Pennington

Guest Blogger

Senior Analyst, Bellwether Education Partners

Washington, D.C.

Kaitlin Pennington is a senior analyst with Bellwether Education Partners in the policy and thought leadership practice area.

Prior to joining Bellwether in 2015, Kaitlin worked as a policy analyst on the education policy team at the Center for American Progress where she focused on human capital issues, specifically around teacher and principal effectiveness.

Before that, Kaitlin was a policy analyst at the education policy nonprofit Colorado Succeeds and an urban leaders policy fellow in the Office of Colorado Sen. Mike Johnston. As a Teach For America corps member, Kaitlin taught middle school English and language arts in Washington, D.C.

Originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Kaitlin holds a master’s degree from George Mason University and a bachelor’s degree from Syracuse University.

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Posted Dec. 12, 2017

State ESSA Plans Are Weak Tea, But Here Are 3 Things We Can Do Right Now

When federal policymakers passed the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) two years ago, they hoped that states would be innovative…

By Max Marchitello, Kaitlin Pennington

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Posted Nov. 30, 2016

Charter Schools Offer a Chance for Unions To Work For Teachers and Students

Giving teachers greater influence in defining their jobs. This kind of union could be good for teachers and students.…

By Max Marchitello, Kaitlin Pennington

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Posted Aug. 13, 2020

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By Kelisa Wing

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Posted Aug. 13, 2020

Demand #InternetForAll for 15 Million Students Who Are #LoggedOut

On Wednesday, August 26, education activists and organizations around the country are staging a national day of action, demanding that every student have access to…

By Zachary Wright 

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Posted Aug. 13, 2020

Let’s Get This Bag From the Government to Build Our Freedom Schools

Black people, it’s time to claim our bag and finally build an educational system that works for us! Back in March I wrote about how…

By Tanesha Peeples

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