Marnie Kaplan

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Senior Analyst, Bellwether Education Partners

Washington, D.C.

Marnie Kaplan is a senior analyst with Bellwether Education Partners in the policy and thought leadership practice area. Prior to joining Bellwether in November 2015, Marnie worked as a policy analyst for a network of charter schools, a program manager at the District of Columbia Public Schools, and a Stoneleigh Emerging Leaders Fellow at the Education Law Center. Marnie began her career as a middle school English and social studies teacher in New York City. She went on to earn her M.P.P. and J.D. from Georgetown University. Marnie also holds a master’s in the science of teaching from Pace University and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania.

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Posted Feb. 26, 2018

What We Really Need to Know to Make Sure Pre-K Teachers Get the Skills They Need

Debate rages on about whether or not pre-K teachers need a bachelor’s degree. Proponents argue that degrees will lead to…

By Marnie Kaplan

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Posted Aug. 7, 2020

James Baldwin’s ‘Talk to Teachers’ Is Just as Relevant Today

As I sit here, processing my thoughts on the severity of events that are currently grappling our nation, I reflect on the historical circumstances that…

By Jorge Santos

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Posted Aug. 10, 2020
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If You Want Justice, Teach Kids How to Read

In 1990, I was a brand-new teacher in an unusual environment: a Chicago alternative high school where teens and young adults could earn their diplomas…

By Maureen Kelleher

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Posted Aug. 10, 2020
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America, I Know You’re Tired: A Letter From a Virtual Teacher

Dear America, Let me get this out of the way first thing: I am a public school teacher, and I wish I were in the…

By Jay Wamsted

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