Veronica Crespin-Palmer

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Co-Founder and CEO, RISE Colorado

Denver, Colorado

Veronica Crespin-Palmer is the Co-Founder and CEO of RISE Colorado, which works to educate, engage and empower low-income families and families of color to RISE as change agents for educational equity in our public school system. Veronica has over 15 years of experience as an organizer, teacher, teacher coach and social entrepreneur, and is a 2018 Inaugural Obama Fellow and a 2019 Pahara-Aspen Fellow.

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Posted Sep. 13, 2019

Families Are the ‘Sleeping Giant’ That Will Redefine Education

It’s no surprise that I work in education. It’s in my blood. My grandmother Alberta, a proud Chicana, lived in…

By Veronica Crespin-Palmer

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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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