Dan Alexander

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Chief Operating Officer, Northwestern Settlement

Chicago, Illinois

Dan Alexander is chief operating officer of Northwestern Settlement, a nonprofit organization which operates the Level 1+ Chicago Public School, Rowe Elementary, under charter to the Chicago Board of Education.

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Posted May 31, 2016

Here’s How Chicago Charter Public Schools Are Doing More With Less

New state data by the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) reveal a troubling truth: Most Illinois districts are spending…

By Dan Alexander

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Posted Mar. 31, 2020

Millions of Low-Income Students Are Being Denied Access to Internet

Access to public education is now a fundamental right. All 50 states mandate public education in their state constitutions. Once states made public education compulsory,…

By Zachary Wright 

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Posted Mar. 31, 2020

Now Is the Perfect Time for White Teachers to Do ‘The Work’ of Anti-Racism

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted, well, everything, but at times I find that I have more time to communicate, virtually if necessary, with family and…

By Jay Wamsted

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Posted Mar. 30, 2020

Parents, Stop Freaking Out, Teachers Aren’t Perfect Either

This year, there will be no more school bells. There will be no more pencils to sharpen or papers to pass out. There will be…

By Angela Graham

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