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 Dec. 7, 2018

Black Kids Don’t Need a Handout or a Shortcut, They Just Need Schools That Work

Outrage: Black Kids Are Dumb, Poor and Incapable of Success Do y’all remember the line from “The Color Purple,” “I’m poor, I’m Black…I may even…

By Tanesha Peeples

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Posted Dec. 6, 2018

Why We Need to Stop Thinking About Students in Terms of Strengths and Weaknesses

My son is a freshman in high school and this felt like my first report card pick up all over again. While I have access…

By LeeAndra Khan

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Posted Dec. 7, 2018

D.C.’s School Report Cards Set a New Standard for Community Engagement

As parents dropping our children off at school, many of us may wonder, will they have a good day? Will they do their best? Will…

By Mike Magee

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