Neyda Mendez

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Student, Don Bosco Cristo Rey High School

Washington, D.C.

Neyda Mendez is a student at Don Bosco Cristo Rey High School in Washington, D.C., and an intern at the Thomas B. Fordham Institute.

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Posted Dec. 7, 2016

I Go to a Catholic High School and It’s Changed My Life

After spending my elementary and middle school years in public schools, I stumbled upon a private school called Don Bosco…

By Neyda Mendez

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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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