Kevin Hesla

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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 Feb. 23, 2021

Oakland’s School Board Cares More About Politics Than It Does About Kids and Families

Reyna Morales lives in Oakland, California, and is the parent of two students at a high-performing charter school located in an area with a dearth…

By Reyna Morales

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Posted Feb. 22, 2021

Educators Who Consider Themselves ‘White Allies’ Are Dangerous When It Comes To Developing Anti-Racist Classrooms

“I am a white ally,” the 30 something-year-old white teacher declared emphatically in the diversity and inclusion professional development session. She snapped her fingers to…

By Sana Shaikh

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Posted Feb. 24, 2021

Meet Newark’s Own Amanda Gorman, Seventh Grade Poet Makayla Brown

A month ago, as Amanda Gorman shared her beautiful prose during President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris’ inauguration, students at KIPP Rise Academy in Newark had…

By Laura Waters

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