Matthew Frankel

Guest Blogger

President, MDF Strategies

Montclair, New Jersey

Matthew Frankel has directed divisions as a C-suite executive for Cablevision, The Weinstein Company, and AOL. But after the adoption of his two children, Frankel shifted his professional focus to service-oriented positions within his home state of New Jersey and is deeply focused on community-based engagement in the City of Newark and education policy throughout the state of New Jersey.

Prior to his corporate experience, he served as a press secretary on Capitol Hill, working as a press aide for House Democratic Leader Richard A. Gephardt, Senator Debbie Stabenow, the Democratic Leadership Council and a variety of political campaigns.

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Posted Feb. 15, 2017

DeVos and the ‘Third Way’ Opportunity for Democratic Education Reformers

Democratic education reformers, like many parents throughout the country, passionately believe that our public education system is struggling and needs…

By Matthew Frankel

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Posted Sep. 28, 2016

I Support Public Charter Schools, But Not This One

Montclair is a beautiful community in New Jersey, but it is not perfect. For a town that is anchored in…

By Matthew Frankel

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Posted Dec. 1, 2021

When Charters Grow From Communities, They Can and Do Increase Equity

BES (Build, Excel, Sustain) started its Fellowship program 20 years ago to support school leaders with the preparation and professional development they needed to design,…

By Aasimah Navlakhi

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Posted Dec. 1, 2021

The Gifted and Talented Debates Aren’t About Rigor, They’re About Access

An interesting, complicated, and rather polarizing trend is going around in American education, and it has to do with special admission schools and the designation…

By Zachary Wright 

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Posted Nov. 30, 2021

Principals Must Be Hope Dealers In Schools and Communities

During a recent conversation, Murleen Coakley, principal of Greenfield Union in the Detroit Public Schools Community District, reminded me how much being a great principal…

By Robert Simmons

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