Lauren Morando Rhim

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Executive Director and Co-Founder, National Center for Special Education in Charter Schools

Norwich, Vermont

Lauren Morando Rhim is executive director and co-founder of the National Center for Special Education in Charter Schools (The Center), a nonprofit launched in 2013 and devoted to ensuring that students with disabilities are able to access and thrive in charter schools. At the Center, Lauren leads organizational strategy and oversees research, advocacy, community projects, and coalition building.

A researcher at heart, she has published extensively about school reform and consults frequently with federal, state and local advocates, policy leaders and practitioners regarding pressing issues influencing the education of students with disabilities. Lauren has served on either her elected school board or a charter school board for the past eight years. She holds a BA from the University of Vermont, an MA from The George Washington University, and a Ph.D. in education policy from the University of Maryland.


Posted Mar. 26, 2020

It’s Time to Acknowledge That This Is the New Normal

To call the last few weeks hard, unprecedented and surreal feels trite. We are facing a pandemic unlike any in…

By Lauren Morando Rhim

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Posted Mar. 31, 2020

Millions of Low-Income Students Are Being Denied Access to Internet

Access to public education is now a fundamental right. All 50 states mandate public education in their state constitutions. Once states made public education compulsory,…

By Zachary Wright 

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Posted Mar. 31, 2020

Now Is the Perfect Time for White Teachers to Do ‘The Work’ of Anti-Racism

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted, well, everything, but at times I find that I have more time to communicate, virtually if necessary, with family and…

By Jay Wamsted

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Posted Apr. 2, 2020

This School Year Will Not Be Measured by a Test Score

As the calendar turns to April, I typically end up asking myself the same question every school year—“will they remember?” In my case, that question…

By Patrick Kelly

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