Rebeca Nieves Huffman

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Executive Director, City Year Chicago

Chicago, Illinois

Rebeca Nieves Huffman is the executive director of City Year Chicago, an education-focused nonprofit equipped with 230 AmeriCorps members aiding over 13,000 students across 26 of the Chicago’s highest-need public schools.

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Posted Apr. 13, 2017

The White House’s Proposed Budget Cuts to Community Service Programs Will Leave Students Behind

The current budget proposal the White House has submitted to Congress eliminates funding for the Corporation for National and Community…

By Christine Poorman, Rebeca Nieves Huffman

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Posted Dec. 15, 2016

3 Ways to Beat the Winter Slide and #KeepKidsLearning

With barely 1 in 4 Chicago Public School students able to read at grade level, the winter holidays can pose…

By Rebeca Nieves Huffman

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Posted Dec. 10, 2019

Democrats Are Finally Talking Public Education, But You Probably Won’t Be Invited to the Table

I couldn’t believe it. Finally, education was going to take center stage at the 2020 Public Education Forum. All the major Democratic candidates (and some…

By Zachary Wright 

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Posted Dec. 11, 2019

Black Kids Don’t Need to Sit Next to White Kids to Learn

Over the last decade, and indeed for longer than that, those fighting for justice, many of them White, have largely looked to integration as the…

By Zachary Wright 

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Posted Dec. 12, 2019

Black Families Haven’t Been Hoodwinked, We Come From a Legacy of School Choice

The Democratic party once embraced charter schools as a tool for equity and opportunity. Now, as Andre Perry points out in his recent op-ed, “Support…

By Sharif El-Mekki

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