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 July 29, 2021

You Can and Must Foster Belonging, Acceptance, and Support for Your LGBTQIA+ Students. It’s a Matter of Life and Death.

Many young people see belonging as a quest to fit in, but it’s so much deeper than that. Belonging means accepting, celebrating, and including our…

By Casey Pettit

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Posted July 26, 2021

At Freedom School Literacy Academy, Black Pride and Academic Achievement Go Hand-in-Hand

Erika Asikoye is the Director of the Freedom School Literacy Academy (FSLA) at The Center for Black Educator Development in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The FSLA, for…

By Laura Waters

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Posted July 27, 2021

15 Questions That Predominantly White Schools Should Ask When Engaging in Non-Performative Anti-Racist Work

Last week, I had a consulting call with a potential client (a white teacher), who teaches in a predominantly white school/neighborhood and wants to engage…

By Kwame Sarfo-Mensah

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