Kevin Hesla

Guest Blogger

Director of Research and Evaluation at the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools

Washington, D.C.

Kevin Hesla is the director of research and evaluation at the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools. He joins us from the Colorado League of Charter Schools, where he was director of research and strategy. Kevin has a background in finance, economics, and data analysis, and previously worked at an economic consulting firm and completed the Education Pioneers Analyst Fellowship. He is a graduate of Claremont McKenna College and George Washington University, where he earned his MBA.

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Posted Feb. 7, 2017

Charter School Enrollment Surges Past 3 Million, But It’s Still Not Enough to Meet Parent Demand

“To people who believe that education can transform lives, charters are schools that families choose to help their child reach…

By Kevin Hesla

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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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