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 May 22, 2020

With a Little Radical Imagination, We Can Prepare Our Students to Become Leaders

Early in the school year, after our daily Pledge of Allegiance, my fifth grader, Cassandra, asked, “Why are people mad when Colin Kaepernick kneels during…

By Joan Hurley

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Posted May 22, 2020

For My Family, Seeing Their First-Gen Latina Daughter Walk Across the Stage Would Have Been Everything

If I were a magician for a day, I would strike my wand and eliminate the memory of the coronavirus as well as its impact.…

By Karen Balbuena

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Posted May 22, 2020

Reopening Schools While Coronavirus Is Still on the Loose Is Ass-Backward

I swear this country is ass-backward. In last week’s Senate hearing, Dr. Anthony Fauci—the nation’s leading expert on the coronavirus pandemic—said outright, “… states will…

By Tanesha Peeples

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