Danielle M. Gonzales

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Assistant Policy Director, Education & Society Program, Aspen Institute

Washington, D.C.

Danielle M. Gonzales is assistant director for policy with the Education & Society Program at the Aspen Institute. Previously Danielle served as a senior program officer at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, managed Pre-K Now for The Pew Charitable Trusts and taught fourth grade in Brownsville, Texas.

Gonzales has also served as a policy fellow at the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans at the U.S. Department of Education. She earned her bachelor of arts in political science and Spanish language and literature from George Washington University and her master’s in education from the University of Notre Dame.

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Posted Jan. 6, 2016

Here’s How States Can Actually Help Every Student Succeed

The passage of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) has been heralded as the beginning of a “new era of…

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Posted Dec. 5, 2018

What Oklahoma Teachers Can Learn From the Montgomery Bus Boycott

On this day in Montgomery, Alabama, 63 years ago, Black people strategically rebelled against one of White supremacy’s ‘systems.’ That day, Black folks got into…

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Posted Nov. 29, 2018

I’m a DACA Recipient and a First-Generation College Graduate and I’m Nervous About What’s Next

It’s a day I’ll never forget: September 5, 2017, the first day of my senior year at NYU. It was the day the Trump administration…

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Posted Nov. 30, 2018

If We Want to Retain and Recruit Teachers, We Have to Walk It Like We Talk It

I have attended a lot of educator conferences this year. A common theme I heard over and over again is the challenge of teacher shortages.…

By Kelisa Wing

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