Constance Jones Brewer

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President, Noble Network of Charter Schools

Chicago, Illinois

Constance Jones Brewer is the president of the Noble Network of Charter Schools in Chicago, Illinois. She previously served in executive leadership with the national KIPP Foundation. A native of North Carolina and the proud daughter of a public school teacher, Constance earned her undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Master of Business Administration degree from Harvard Business School. She was recently selected for the prestigious Pahara-Aspen Education Fellowship through the Aspen Institute, and also completed fellowships with Leadership Greater Chicago and the IMPACT Leadership Development program through the Chicago Urban League and The University of Chicago.

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Posted Feb. 5, 2018

If 12,000 Families Didn’t Want School Choice, We Wouldn’t Be Here

Every morning, I come to work thinking about our students. Not politics, or rhetoric, or the news. Just our students—all…

By Constance Jones Brewer

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Posted Dec. 5, 2019

We Were Making Progress on School Discipline Until Betsy DeVos Came Along

At the turn of the century, in 1999, I was graduating from high school, motivated to enter the teaching profession with a passion to reform…

By Kelisa Wing

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Posted Dec. 5, 2019

When Disney’s ‘Frozen II’ Represents Indigenous Peoples Better Than Elementary Schools, There’s a Problem

As I sat with my 7-year-old daughter and her friends in a movie theater for a showing of “Frozen II,” I was fascinated. No, it wasn’t…

By Gina Caneva

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Posted Dec. 3, 2019

Stop Arguing About ‘Equity’ and Focus on Student Outcomes

There’s a major force in the education world that has attempted to claim ownership over the term “equity.” From tweets questioning the value of literacy…

By Jasmine Lane

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