Matt Repka

Guest Blogger

Senior Analyst, Bellwether Education Partners

Washington, D.C.

Matt Repka is a senior analyst with Bellwether Education Partners on the Policy and Evaluation team working on a variety of program evaluation and capacity-building projects. Before joining Bellwether, Matt worked as a policy analyst for the District of Columbia State Board of Education, supporting the elected members’ decision-making on state-level education policies through independent research and data analysis.

Matt previously worked for the University of Chicago Urban Labs on an evaluation of the One Summer Chicago summer youth employment program and served two years in AmeriCorps with City Year, working in the District of Columbia Public Schools as a corps member and a team leader. Matt holds a master’s degree in public policy from the University of Chicago and a bachelor’s degree from Tufts University.

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Posted Nov. 12, 2020

The Pandemic Has Only Underscored the Unfair Burden That Schools Shoulder

Joe Biden’s election and this week’s good news about several coronavirus vaccine candidates are massive developments in a months-long debate…

By Matt Repka

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Posted Oct. 12, 2021

Q&A With Paige Kowalski: Getting Transparent About Student Data

Student data. Standardized testing. Accountability. These words set off a lot of big feelings among parents, educators and policymakers — especially fear and anger. Controversies…

By Maureen Kelleher

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Posted Oct. 13, 2021

6 Ways We Can Help Reverse COVID Learning Loss for English Learners

Twenty-one months have passed since the COVID-19 pandemic was declared a national emergency. With a new school year underway, the United States (U.S.) public school system…

By Pedro Olvera

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Posted Oct. 8, 2021

Your Thanksgiving Clip Art and Crafts Might Be Microaggressions. Here’s How to Do Better.

In March, Dr. Seuss Enterprises decided to cease publication of six of the prolific writer’s works due to his demeaning caricatures of non-white ethnicities. This…

By B. Manker, Ed.D

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