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, 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…

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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…

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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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