Rajiv Dalal

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Executive Director, Multiple Sclerosis Hope Foundation

La Canada, California

Rajiv Dalal serves as executive director of the Multiple Sclerosis Hope Foundation. He was most recently an economic development advisor to Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti. In that capacity, he helped engineer and pass the California Film and Television Job Retention and Promotion Act, which has already brought thousands of middle-class jobs back to California. Rajiv co-founded and taught at the Samvedana School in India, which helps educate impoverished children in the slums of India.

Rajiv holds a bachelor’s degree from Georgetown, and earned graduate degrees from Columbia, Georgetown Law, and Oxford. Rajiv lives in La Cañada with his wife Divya and their two dogs, Fozzie Bear and Animal.

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Posted Nov. 13, 2015

It’s Not About Charters or Districts, But Schools That Meet the Needs of Their Communities

As a candidate for the California State Assembly, I get a lot of well-intentioned but unsolicited advice on education policy.…

By Rajiv Dalal

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Posted Oct. 26, 2021

When We Let Go of Assumptions About What School Should Look Like, We Can Better Support the Whole Child

The Center on Reinventing Public Education has been a leader in tracking school districts’ responses to the pandemic and in showcasing innovations that could help…

By Robin Lake

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Posted Oct. 21, 2021

Q&A With Sharif El-Mekki and Shareefah Mason: You Won’t Retain Black Teachers Without Transforming Your School Culture

Shareefah Mason of Teach Plus and Sharif El-Mekki of the Center for Black Educator Development (CBED) believe that schools can only recruit and retain Black…

By Laura Waters

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Posted Oct. 20, 2021

While We Debate Mandatory Vaccines for Teachers, It’s the Kids Who Suffer

I recently wrote a post urging us, as an educator community, to prioritize the health and safety of our students and fellow teaching colleagues as…

By Kwame Sarfo-Mensah

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