Dmitri Mehlhorn

Guest Blogger

Parent

Alexandria, Virginia

Dmitri Mehlhorn is a parent and school volunteer, as well as a Democratic donor and activist. He is a member of several boards, including that of StudentsFirst and several early stage companies, and he was a co-founder of Hope Street Group. He has earned degrees in political science, education policy and law from Stanford, Harvard, and Yale, respectively.

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Posted May 4, 2016

Money and Schools: Debating Ben Spielberg 50 Years After the Coleman Report

Is “more money” a vital education policy, when compared with other possible changes? Should taxpayers allocate significantly more money to…

By Dmitri Mehlhorn

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Posted Mar. 16, 2016

We Needed an Academy Awards for Our Teachers and the Global Teacher Prize Is Doing Just That

In a July 2015 skit for Comedy Central, Jordan Peele and Keegan-Michael Key, of “Key & Peele,” pretend to be…

By Dmitri Mehlhorn

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Posted Oct. 8, 2015

Fact Check: Reforms Favored by John King Don’t Cause Teacher Shortages

When President Barack Obama tapped former New York Education Commissioner John King to replace Arne Duncan as secretary of education,…

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Posted Sep. 22, 2015

Let’s Get Real About Civility in the Education Debate

Civility in education politics is a bit like pacifism in international relations. It’s a worthy goal, but it can be…

By Dmitri Mehlhorn

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Posted Nov. 18, 2014

Teachers, How Do You Want Your Bureaucracy?

Editor’s Note: Education Post believes that open, honest dialogue among people who don’t always agree is a needed step toward…

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Posted Dec. 1, 2021

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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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