Kimberly Smith

Guest Blogger

Chief Executive Officer, National Charter Collaborative

Washington, D.C.

Kimberly Smith is the executive director of the League of Innovative Schools and Center for Inclusive Innovation at Digital Promise. Previously, Kim was chief executive officer of the National Charter Collaborative,. She is an education executive with extensive experience in leading successful for- and nonprofit programs, businesses and services.

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Posted May 17, 2021

To Continue My Fight for Educational Equity, I Am Walking in the Steps of My Ancestors

It is hard to describe how it has felt to live in the skin I am in for the past…

By Kimberly Smith

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Posted Dec. 13, 2017

You Keep Using That Word ‘Segregation.’ It Doesn’t Mean What You Think It Means.

We’ve spent the past week trying to decipher the motivations behind a recent Associated Press article that claims charter schools…

By Trish Dziko, Kimberly Smith

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Posted Oct. 18, 2021

Times Are Tough. Asking Teachers to Get Tougher Isn’t the Answer.

Wednesday started out like any other; I left my house at 7:00 am to drive to my school campus, where I teach bilingual early childhood…

By Megan Hillegass

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Posted Oct. 21, 2021

Q&A With Sharif El-Mekki and Shareefah Mason: You Won’t Retain Black Teachers Without Transforming Your School Culture

Shareefah Mason of TeachPlus and Sharif El-Mekki of the Center For Black Educator Development (CBED) believe that schools can only recruit and retain Black teachers…

By Laura Waters

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Posted Oct. 20, 2021

While We Debate Mandatory Vaccines for Teachers, It’s the Kids Who Suffer

I recently wrote a post urging us, as an educator community, to prioritize the health and safety of our students and fellow teaching colleagues as…

By Kwame Sarfo-Mensah

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