Jerilyn Lopez-Mendoza

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Environmental Affairs Program Manager, Southern California Gas Company

Los Angeles, California

Jerilyn Lopez-Mendoza is the environmental affairs program manager at Southern California Gas Company.

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Posted Feb. 8, 2016

Magnet Schools for This Mami: Forcing LAUSD to Work for My Daughter

I’m not bragging when I say, “My daughter is smart.” I started reading to her when she was a newborn.…

By Jerilyn Lopez-Mendoza

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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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