Alma V. Marquez

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Del Sol Group

Los Angeles, California

Alma V. Marquez, Founder of Del Sol Group, has over 25 years of experience in finding solutions to complex problems and a vast network of allies locally and nationally.

Before founding Del Sol Group, Alma was Vice President of External and Government Affairs for Green Dot Public Schools, a national education reform organization that manages public charter.

Alma also served as the California Latino Vote Director for President Obama’s campaign, where she developed innovative Latino Voter strategies including the “Obama Nos Llama” campaign.

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Posted Oct. 12, 2016

My Daughter and I Are Chicanas From East L.A. Who Believed in ‘Si Se Puede’ 8 Years Ago and Still Do Now

Yesterday, on International Girls Day, I went to Washington, D.C., with my teen daughter as we were invited to the…

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Posted May 27, 2016

Audacity of Nope: You Want People of Color Until You Don’t

I’d never say conservatives, especially those in education reform, have been cowed into silence. Conservatives tend to run the game,…

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Posted Jan. 12, 2016

Ask Latino Students and They’ll Deliver: Jaime Escalante Is Proof That High Standards Get Results

For Latino students to succeed, they need teachers who believe in them. Jaime Escalante understood that, but not all teachers…

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Posted Oct. 23, 2015

College for M’ija, and Your Kid Too

Latino parents are optimistic about public schools in our country, more so than any other parent groups studied in the…

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Posted Oct. 1, 2015

How I Became a Warrior for Education Reform

Twelve years ago, I joined the education reform battle in California because too many of our kids were failed by…

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Posted Aug. 19, 2015

Straight Outta Options

Compton has a special place in my heart, and I’d be lying if I said that I wasn’t excited about…

By Alma V. Marquez

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Posted July 10, 2015

VIDEO: ESL Should Not Be a Barrier to a College Education

America has the lowest college completion rate among developed countries, but for immigrant students the challenges of graduating are even…

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Posted June 25, 2015

In the Fight for Better Schools, Mayors Put Kids First

Long a champion of educational equity, former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa gave an impassioned speech at the U.S. Conference…

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Posted Mar. 27, 2020

Here’s How the COVID-19 Stimulus Bill Will Affect Education

Late this morning the U.S. Congress passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act, or the CARES Act. The total tab is $2 trillion…

By Laura Waters

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Posted Mar. 25, 2020

Real Talk From Parents Homeschooling Children With Disabilities

Parents of children with disabilities are already some of the strongest, fiercest and most exhausted parent advocates for quality schools during regular times. So sure,…

By ShaRhonda Knott-Dawson

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Posted Mar. 24, 2020

COVID-19 Shows Why We Need Public Schools Now More Than Ever

“Mr. Kelly, what happens next?” As a teacher, I have heard some version of that question countless times in different circumstances over the years. However,…

By Patrick Kelly

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