Nora Kern

Guest Blogger

Senior Associate at Safal Partners

Washington, D.C.

Nora Kern is the Senior Associate at Safal Partners Inc. and has nearly a decade of experience in education policy and charter schools through her experience in non-profit and government organizations. Nora is committed to researching and promoting educational best practices that help all students access a high-quality education.

Prior to joining Safal Partners, Nora authored a variety of research, policy, advocacy, and social media products during the five years she worked at the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools. She has also held a government relations position with the Data Quality Campaign and worked on Capitol Hill for a Georgia congressman. Nora began her career as a fourth grade teacher in a rural Florida charter school and was then selected for an education policy fellowship sponsored by the Thomas B. Fordham Institute.

Nora graduated as valedictorian with a Bachelor of Arts degree in history and minors in education and Italian studies from the University of Florida.

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Posted Jan. 31, 2017

Here’s Why One Charter School Believes Diversity Is the Future

There is a small but growing number of leaders engaging in intentionally diverse charter schools. To understand these schools and…

By Nora Kern, Alex Medler

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Posted Feb. 23, 2021

Oakland’s School Board Cares More About Politics Than It Does About Kids and Families

Reyna Morales lives in Oakland, California, and is the parent of two students at a high-performing charter school located in an area with a dearth…

By Reyna Morales

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Posted Feb. 22, 2021

Educators Who Consider Themselves ‘White Allies’ Are Dangerous When It Comes To Developing Anti-Racist Classrooms

“I am a white ally,” the 30 something-year-old white teacher declared emphatically in the diversity and inclusion professional development session. She snapped her fingers to…

By Sana Shaikh

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Posted Feb. 24, 2021

Meet Newark’s Own Amanda Gorman, Seventh Grade Poet Makayla Brown

A month ago, as Amanda Gorman shared her beautiful prose during President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris’ inauguration, students at KIPP Rise Academy in Newark had…

By Laura Waters

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