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 July 29, 2021

You Can and Must Foster Belonging, Acceptance, and Support for Your LGBTQIA+ Students. It’s a Matter of Life and Death.

Many young people see belonging as a quest to fit in, but it’s so much deeper than that. Belonging means accepting, celebrating, and including our…

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Posted July 26, 2021

At Freedom School Literacy Academy, Black Pride and Academic Achievement Go Hand-in-Hand

Erika Asikoye is the Director of the Freedom School Literacy Academy (FSLA) at The Center for Black Educator Development in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The FSLA, for…

By Laura Waters

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Posted Aug. 3, 2021

Expert Q&A: Focusing on Teacher Well-Being Benefits Students

For more than 35 years, Donna Housman has been helping young children, their teachers and their caregivers build their emotional intelligence. At the Housman Institute,…

By Maureen Kelleher

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