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 Feb. 26, 2021

February Is Black History Month. Periodt.

I swear I wasn’t trying to end Black History Month with white people and skinfolk that ain’t kinfolk foolery but … Yesterday my homie, Dr.…

By Tanesha Peeples

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Posted Feb. 26, 2021

Want a National Effort to Combat COVID Learning Loss? Study Your Black History.

We know all too well Black and brown students in marginalized communities are now bearing the brunt of the pandemic’s effect on schools—with inadequate technology,…

By Sharif El-Mekki

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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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