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. 1, 2021

When Charters Grow From Communities, They Can and Do Increase Equity

BES (Build, Excel, Sustain) started its Fellowship program 20 years ago to support school leaders with the preparation and professional development they needed to design,…

By Aasimah Navlakhi

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Posted Dec. 1, 2021

The Gifted and Talented Debates Aren’t About Rigor, They’re About Access

An interesting, complicated, and rather polarizing trend is going around in American education, and it has to do with special admission schools and the designation…

By Zachary Wright 

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Posted Nov. 30, 2021

Principals Must Be Hope Dealers In Schools and Communities

During a recent conversation, Murleen Coakley, principal of Greenfield Union in the Detroit Public Schools Community District, reminded me how much being a great principal…

By Robert Simmons

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