Veronica Crespin-Palmer

Guest Blogger

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 Aug. 3, 2020

What If We Radically Reimagined the New School Year?

Monday night I sat on my back patio staring up into a rare, starry Chicago night. I squinted and made out each point of The…

By Ashley McCall

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Posted Aug. 3, 2020

Today Should Have Been Our First Day of School

For 14 years I have taught math at the same high school. The entirety of my career—three thousand students, eighty classes, 13 preps, five rooms,…

By Jay Wamsted

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Posted Aug. 3, 2020

No Justice for Kindergartners, Or Any Kids, This Year

Cheltenham School District just released a letter to the community confirming that after months of internal and external discussions, surveys of stakeholders, and feedback from the board,…

By Dan Schultz

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