Ana Beatriz Cholo

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Communications Manager, California Charter Schools Association

Los Angeles, California

Ana Beatriz Cholo is communications manager for California Charter Schools Association, Los Angeles. Cholo is a Los Angeles-based writer, photographer and activist who has worked as a staff writer for the Los Angeles Times, the Chicago Tribune, the Associated Press, the Press Telegram in Long Beach and the Whittier Daily News. Her areas of focus include writing about race, equality, identity and social justice. She was part of the Chicago Tribune education team nominated for the Pulitzer Prize for coverage of the No Child Left Behind Act in 2004. More recently, she has performed communications work for Courage Campaign, California Calls and the Center for Urban Education at the University of Southern California. Ana occasionally contributes to the Huffington Post. She served four years in the U.S. Navy.

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Posted June 12, 2017

These 4 Educators of Color Want to Start Charter Schools in Los Angeles But It’s Not That Easy

During tomorrow’s Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) board meeting, four men of color will petition to open three new charter…

By Ana Beatriz Cholo

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Posted May 26, 2020

I’m a Black Woman on My Way to Becoming a Doctor Because I Never Gave Up

I grew up believing that excellence is not an option, but rather an obligation.  I breezed through high school. I didn’t have to study hard…

By Oluwaseun Adebagbo

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Posted May 22, 2020

For My Family, Seeing Their First-Gen Latina Daughter Walk Across the Stage Would Have Been Everything

If I were a magician for a day, I would strike my wand and eliminate the memory of the coronavirus as well as its impact.…

By Karen Balbuena

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Posted May 22, 2020

Reopening Schools While Coronavirus Is Still on the Loose Is Ass-Backward

I swear this country is ass-backward. In last week’s Senate hearing, Dr. Anthony Fauci—the nation’s leading expert on the coronavirus pandemic—said outright, “… states will…

By Tanesha Peeples

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